of a saint.
"Romero, who built peace with the power of love, bore witness to the faith with his life given to the extreme."
- Pope Francis
Óscar Romero served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 to 1980. He devoted his ministry to speaking out against the poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture that were common in his country. In 1980, Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence.
In 1997, Pope John Paul II bestowed upon Romero the title of Servant of God, and a cause for beatification and canonization was opened for him. In May of 2018, Pope Francis declared that Romero would be canonized as a saint on October 14, 2018 in St. Peter's Square.