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Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980) of El Salvador has been canonized today, October 14, along with Pope Paul VI. Romero entered the seminary at thirteen and went to Rome to study. After ordination, he returned to El Salvador and was soon busy as a pastor, seminary rector, and editor of the archdiocesan paper. Ordained as an auxiliary bishop in 1970, he was seen as a conservative and distrusted by priests who were concerned about El Salvador’s poor.