El Salvador Headlines

  • Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador

    (The Oct. 1 story corrects to reflect country of birth was El Salvador, not Honduras)

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  • Trump says he is 'comfortable' as president despite political battles

    President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he was "comfortable" in the White House after almost two years in office, despite political storms over immigration, tariffs and his nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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  • Pope canonises Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero – video

    Pope Francis has made a saint of murdered Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero, one of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century. In a ceremony before tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square, Francis declared Romero and Pope Paul VI saints along with five other lesser-known people.Pope Francis canonises Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI Continue reading...

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  • Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI Are Made Saints

    Pope Francis canonized the Salvadoran archbishop killed in 1980 by a right-wing death squad and the pope credited with leading the modernization of the church.

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  • Pope Francis canonises Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI

    Romero, assassinated hero of the Latin American left, and Paul, who cemented church’s opposition to contraception, among seven new saints Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century – murdered Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the church’s most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception. In a ceremony before tens of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square, Francis...

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  • Slain Salvadoran bishop Romero and Pope Paul VI become saints

    Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century -- murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Church's most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception.

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  • Slain Salvadoran bishop Romero and Pope Paul VI become saints

    Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century -- assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Church's most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception.

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  • The Latest: Pope declares Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI saints

    The Latest on Catholic Church canonizations on Sunday (all times local). 10:45 p.m. Pope Francis has declared Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints, reciting in Latin the rite of canonization at the start of Mass in St. Peter's Square. After hearing brief...

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  • Salvadorans await justice in civil war killings as one of its first victims sainted

    Archbishop Óscar Romero, an advocate for the poor, was one of 75,000 killed by the country’s US-backed military When Guadalupe Mejía began searching for her husband – a community leader who had been forcibly disappeared by Salvadoran armed forces in 1977 – it was Óscar Romero who encouraged her to speak out despite the danger. “Unite and that’s how you’ll be able to find your loved ones,” Mejía, 75, remembers the archbishop of San Salvador telling her and other bereaved women. “He supported us...

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  • Pope to canonize 20th Century icons Oscar Romero, Paul VI

    Thousands of people are converging on the Vatican for the canonization of two towering figures of the 20th Century Catholic Church: Pope Paul VI, who oversaw modernizing church reforms of the 1960s, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, a human rights icon who was murdered for his defense of El...

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  • The Latest: Pope lauds new saints Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI

    Pope Francis has lauded new saints Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as prophets of a church that looks out for the poor as he presided over a canonization ceremony

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  • Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador

    In 1980, a day after urging El Salvador's military to halt a string of abuses that would inflame a 12-year civil war in the impoverished country, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while leading Mass.

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  • Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador

    In 1980, a day after urging El Salvador's military to halt a string of abuses that would inflame a 12-year civil war in the impoverished country, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while leading Mass.

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  • Pope to canonize El Salvador’s Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI

    Pope to canonize 20th-century Catholic icons: Pope Paul VI, who reformed the church and Archbishop Oscar Romero, martyr who stood with El Salvador’s poor

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  • Óscar Romero, Archbishop Killed While Saying Mass, Will Be Named a Saint on Sunday

    He was one of the most prominent church leaders in Latin America when he was killed in 1980. He’ll be canonized with Pope Paul VI and four others.

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  • 'You're all very lucky in Ohio,' Trump tells supporters at rally

    President Trump capped off a week during which he was unusually engaged with the media by speaking directly to his supporters at a Make America Great Again rally in Ohio.

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  • Trump administration appeals ruling that immigrants can stay

    The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from four countries who are living and working in the U.S. under temporary protected status. Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice filed the notice of appeal on...

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  • In El Salvador, slain archbishop seen as saint long ago

    Bespectacled, smiling and with close-cropped hair, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero's visage gazes kindly from postage stamps, handmade busts on sale at the San Salvador cathedral, even from a huge black-dot mural on the side of the Foreign Ministry. On Sunday in the Vatican, Pope Francis...

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  • Pence promises U.S. backing for Central America if they strengthen borders

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence.

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  • Pence promises U.S. backing for Central America if they strengthen borders

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence.

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  • In El Salvador, slain archbishop seen as saint long ago

    Martyred Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero officially becomes a saint on Sunday, but many in his native El Salvador have already considered him that for years

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  • Salvadoran priest Oscar Romero to be declared saint by Pope Francis

    The canonisation of the assassinated archbishop will take place on Sunday in Rome Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran priest who championed social justice for the poor and dispossessed, will be proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a canonisation ceremony in Rome on Sunday, almost four decades after he was assassinated by a rightwing death squad. The former archbishop of San Salvador, who was closely associated with the Latin American liberation theology movement of the 1960s and 70s, will be canonised...

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  • 'People need to start leaving now': Hurricane Michael heads for Florida

    Storm intensifies to category two hurricaneMichael set to make landfall in Florida on Tuesday nightHurricane Michael intensified over warm Gulf of Mexico waters on Tuesday, amid fears it would swiftly become a major hurricane before making landfall on Wednesday along Florida’s Panhandle. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes ahead of what could be a devastating hit. The storm strengthened into a category two hurricane with top wind speeds of 100mph. As of...

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  • AP investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption

    As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: "They want to steal my daughter!" It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she ...

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