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Former Salvadoran defense minister, tied to killings of Oscar Romero and churchwomen, deported back to El Salvador


Gen. Jose Guillermo Garcia arrived back in his native country to face press and former victims, after U.S. immigration officers deported him for participating in torture and extrajudicial killings.

Pope denounces clergy who criticized slain Salvadoran bishop Oscar Romero


Pope Francis Oct. 30 criticized conservative clergy and bishops who he said had defamed slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero even after he was killed by a right-wing death squad in 1980.

The pope departed from his prepared address to a group of visiting Salvadorans to deliver unusually pointed remarks about the past detractors of Romero, who was beatified last May in El Salvador, putting him a step away from sainthood.



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In This Issue

October 21-November 3, 2016

  • Reformation's anniversary brings commemorations, reconsiderations
  • Picks further diversify College of Cardinals
  • Editorial: One-issue obsession imperils credibility
  • Special Section [Print Only]: SAINTS