Oscar Romero declared a martyr as Vatican inches him toward sainthood


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Mural of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero by Juana Alicia.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Romero's sainthood cause languished amid lingering Vatican suspicion of Liberation Theology, which flourished under Romero and was suppressed by both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.