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  1. Canonisation of Oscar Romero

  2. “I invite you to become saints.” Pope Benedict XVI, 2010 What is a saint?

  3. A special man • Stood up for poor communities in El Salvador • Spoke out against inequality Who was Romero?

  4. In 1980, Romero was killed while saying Mass. • He is remembered for his: • Courage • Faith • Love for the poor. Friend of the poor

  5. In 2016, the Church said that Romero was a martyr, that he died for his faith. So, Romero was ‘beatified’ - declared ‘Blessed’. Romero was ‘canonised’ on 14 October 2018. He is now known as ‘Saint Oscar Romero’. Canonisation

  6. Civil war After Romero’s death, there was a civil war in El Salvador. Many people were killed.

  7. El Salvador today In 1992, the civil war ended. The people of El Salvador are working hard to rebuild communities and make a better future.

  8. CAFOD projects in El Salvador CAFOD supports projects in El Salvador. Many people there are brave and dedicated, like Romero. We can learn from them.

  9. Jacqueline, 10 years old El Salvador Jacqueline’s story

  10. Let us pray together: Loving God, We thank you for the brave example of Oscar Romero. Give us the courage to speak out when something isn’t right and help us to grow in love so that we too may become saints. May we work together for a fair and just world, bringing your love to everyone. Amen Let us pray...

  11. Photographs: EquipoMaiz Claudia Torres CAFOD Find out more about El Salvador and our work there at: cafod.org.uk/geography