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Archbishop Romero was motivated by Gospel, not politics, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero's preferential love for the poor "was not ideological, but evangelical," said Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes. The cardinal, who was delegated by Pope Francis to preside over Archbishop Romero's beatification May 23 in San Salvador, told Vatican Radio the martyred archbishop "was, in fact, a good priest and a wise bishop, but most of all, he was a virtuous man."


Pope says parents must not exclude themselves from children's lives

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in their children's education, said Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 20.


Faith is expressed in charity, unity pope says at canonization Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Declaring four 19th-century women religious saints, Pope Francis said they are models for all Christians of how faith, nourished in prayer, is expressed concretely in acts of charity and the promotion of unity.