Remembering Blessed Oscar Romero on 100th Birthday

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Today is the 100th anniversary of Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia is hoping the martyr will become a Saint within a year. The Archbishop is officially responsible to shepherding the canonization case and says the biggest hurdle was recognizing that the Salvadoran Church leader was murdered over his faith and not his political position. The postulator says the essence of Blessed Romero’s holiness is that “he loved Jesus and his flock more than he loved life… This is the meaning of martyrdom.” For more on Oscar Romero’s life, our Michelle Powers meets with a refugee from El Salvador – a Catholic priest who holds the would-be Saint in high esteem.