Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, murdered in 1980 for speaking out against military oppression, will be made a saint in October 2018. Follow the canonization process and learn more about his life in this special series.
Declaring Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero saints of the global Catholic Church, Pope Francis said the two prelates show that Christians are called not to take "half measures" but to strive for holiness, even sometimes at the risk of their own safety.
Listen: Pat Marrin talks about Óscar Romero's legacy and his connection to Pope Paul VI. GSR national correspondent Dan Stockman shares the story of Catherine Kasper, founder of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, and others to be canonized Oct. 14.
We say: Remarkably, Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI shared a martyrdom that built the bridge that supports a single trajectory, inspired by the Holy Spirit, that will renew the church and reveal again the mystery of Jesus as the engine of history.