Archbishop Oscar Romero & Pope Paul V1
Will be canonized on Sunday 14th October. He was assassinated in 1980 while saying Mass, one of 75,000 people killed in El Salvador’s bloody civil war from 1980 to 1992.
He was a prominent voice for the poor and oppressed and spoke out against the injustices they suffered at the hands of an unjust regime, for this he was shot whilst celebrating morning Mass.
Who was Pope of Vatican 11 after St John XX111 becomes a canonized Saint today. He was Pope at an exciting but challenging time in the history of the Church. He is remembered for his holiness and fidelity, a man of prayer and a lover of justice.