From The Tablet:
Pope Francis has reportedly voiced strong support for the beatification and canonisation of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated as he celebrated Mass in March, 1980.
Vanda Pignato, wife of San Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes, said that Pope Francis had remarked on a Romero lapel pin she wore to his audience with ambassadors on Friday.
“He told me that he hoped the canonisation of Archbishop of Romero would be as soon as possible,” she told reporters.
Meanwhile hundreds of people marched through the streets of San Salvador on Sunday to mark the anniversary of Romero’s death.
Worshippers held signs calling on Pope Francis to advance the cause of the archbishop, who was killed for opposition to the military government of the time.
In London, Marie Dennis, a co-president of Pax Christi International, gave a talk at an ecumenical service in St Martin-in-the-Fields church on Saturday to commemorate his death.
“To remember Romero is not just a nice thing to do. He had the audacious power to defy death. To remember Romero is to embrace the fullness of life,” she said.