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Archbishop Romero's beatification will be soon, archbishop says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador "certainly within the year and not later, but possibly within a few months," said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop's sainthood cause.

Pope, in letter to Arizona teens, encourages them in work with migrants

PHOENIX (CNS) -- Saying their letters had touched his heart, Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona in their work aiding migrants.

Fort Worth pilgrims express joy at attending canonization of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II

Pat---Rome-Pic-BUTTON.jpgIn a historic moment in the 2,000 years of the Catholic Church Sunday, two popes were canonized by Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI looking on, as did more than a million faithful who packed not only St. Peter’s Square but the streets and plazas stretching back into central Rome.