Archbishop Romero, martyr, to be beatified May 23

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(CNA/EWTN News).- May 23 will be the beatification date for El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor and repressed who was martyred in 1980 while celebrating Mass. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator of Archbishop Romero’s cause, was expected to announce the beatification date on Wednesday, according to Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference. Pope … Read More

Blessed Paul VI beatification highlights

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(CNS, Cindy Wooden) “Although he was not always understood, Paul VI will remain the pope who loved the modern world, admired its cultural and scientific wealth and worked so that it would open its heart to Christ, the redeemer of mankind,” wrote Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re. The Italian cardinal, a former papal diplomat like Pope Paul, said that while St. John … Read More

Blessed Paul VI’s beatification on Sunday; celebrated by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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(Vatican Insider, Andrea Tornielli) Pope Francis has officially declared the late Pope from the Italian city of Brescia, Blessed. Pope Francis thanked him for his “humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his Church” and commenting on the Gospel, said: “God is not afraid of new things!” Benedict XVI was also present at the Beatification Mass. “On this … Read More