Romero beatification announcement?


The Salvadoran Church says that it will have a major announcement about the canonization process of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar A. Romero next Sunday, May 18.  In describing the upcoming announcement, Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador Msgr. Gregorio Rosa Chávez would only say that it will be  “very good news” and that “all indications are that we are on the verge of very exciting news, which will be given by [Archbishop José Luis Alas Escobar] when he returns to El Salvador.”

>Archbishop Alas has been in Rome, where, on Friday May 9, he and three other Salvadoran bishops met with Pope Francis to give him a letter sent on behalf of all Salvadoran bishops in support of the canonization.  The Vatican confirmed that the Pope received the Salvadoran bishops, but did not issue any official statements.  Bishop Rosa said that the Pope received the delegation “with great joy” and that “we are arriving at the end of the process, therefore we hope in God that we will soon have Monseñor [Romero] on the altars.”

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