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Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, Gunned Down In 1980, Will Become A Saint

The Vatican announced that Romero, who was closely associated with liberation theology and was killed by a right-wing death squad, will be canonized along with Pope Paul VI.

Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was gunned down by a right-wing death squad in 1980 at the start of the country's civil war, will be canonized as a Roman Catholic saint, the Vatican said in a statement Wednesday.

Romero, who had denounced a crackdown

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