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Oscar Romero to be beatified May 23rd

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero's sainthood has been fast-tracked by Pope Francis, and is to be beatified May 23 in San Salvador.

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Pope Francis Announces His Intention to Canonize Junipero Serra

The pope will be in the US in September for a world gathering of Catholic families and plans to canonize the "great evangelizer."

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New Orleans Welcomes a New Auxiliary Bishop

Pope Francis has named, Fr. Fernand Cheri III, OFM, as auxiliary bishop to New Orleans, the first African American priest to be named bishop in 8 years.

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Vatican Theologians Declare Oscar Romero a Martyr

On Friday January 9th, authorities in Rome declared that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as a martyr for the Catholic faith, a pivotal step forward in the sainthood process.

The CCTC, along with CCS, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Archbishop Romero's martyrdom with a series of events in March. Follow this link for more information about the week of events to celebrate Romero's Life and Legacy:

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