Some 7,000 Salvadorans will travel to the Vatican to witness the act of canonization of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, which will take place on October 14, reported today the Archbishop of San Salvador, José Luis Escobar Alas.
The "pilgrims", who will leave in the coming days to the Vatican, were blessed this Sunday during a religious ceremony presided over by Escobar Alas and the Salvadoran Cardinal, Gregorio Rosa Chávez.
The archbishop of San Salvador said that "when he is declared a saint, the dogma of faith (of) that Monsignor Romero is in heaven with God interceding for this people is affirmed."
Blessed Romero will be canonized along with Paul VI during the Synod of Bishops, the assembly of prelates from all over the world to the Vatican where issues related to youth will be addressed, which will be held from October 3 to 28.
Romero, beatified in May 2015, was characterized by constantly denouncing in his homilies the attacks of the security forces against the civilian population and other violations of human rights.
The martyr was murdered on March 24, 1980 by an armed right-wing squadron while he was officiating in the chapel of the Divina Providencia cancer hospital in San Salvador, in the days prior to the outbreak of the Salvadoran civil war (1980-1992). .