Pope Clears the Way for Sainthood for Pope Paul VI and Romero

This week, Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of Blessed  Pope  Paul VI and Oscar Romero to be canonized. In signing the decrees, he recognized the miracles attributed to both. Pope Paul VI will be declared a Saint in October. No date has been set for Romero’s canonization.

Pope Paul VI, who served from 1963 to 1978, continued the Second Vatican Council which closed in 1965 and implemented its numerous reforms. Oscar Romero was the 4th Archbishop of San Salvador, who spoke out against poverty, social injustice and torture. He was assassinated on March 24, 1980, while saying Mass.