Mercy Sr. Ana María Pineda, a theologian at Santa Clara University, spoke to NCR about the friendship between Archbishop Óscar Romero and Jesuit Fr. Rutilio Grande, about Romero's spiritual life and the meaning of his pending sainthood.
Vatican City -- Pope Francis has cleared the way for Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint in the coming year. The Vatican announced March 7 that the pope approved the declaration of a miracle attributed to Romero's intercession.
The already complex lives of Salvadorans residing in the U.S. became exponentially more so when the Department of Homeland Security announced that Salvadorans' temporary protected status will end in 2019.