August 22, 2014

How the Vatican Can Help Save El Salvador

Tim Padgett, WLRN

The Associated Press

Most people in the 21st century, even most Catholics like myself, consider sainthood a quaint if reverential gesture. But its symbolism can still be as strong as incense in a sanctuary – and the aura of Saint Oscar would challenge the lurid drug-gang tattoos that defile Central America today.

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TAGGED: Oscar Romero, El Salvador, Pope Francis, Roman Catholic Church

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