Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Unblocking the Unblockable

A foreign correspondent brings me the news of this welcome and intriguing story — Pope Francis 'Unblocks' Saint Push For Salvadoran Oscar Romero. "Why on earth have they blocked it?" my correspondent rightly asks. From the article:
    Romero's beatification cause languished under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI over the Vatican's opposition to liberation theology, the belief that Christ's teachings justify fights against social injustices.

    Both John Paul and Benedict however spoke of Romero as a martyr; such a designation by the Vatican would mean he can be beatified without the Vatican confirming a miracle attributed to his intercession.
The hagiopic, in its entirety — John Duigan's Romero (1989).

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