Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pope Names Two Saints

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pope Names Two Saints

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday praised two towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church as prophets who shunned wealth and looked out for the poor as he made saints of Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.

Pope Francis canonized the two at a Mass in St. Peter's Square before some 70,000 faithful, a handful of presidents and 5,000 Salvadoran pilgrims who traveled to Rome to honor a man considered a hero to many Latin Americans.

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