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The Church today is living in a time of saints, and of martyrs, and I suspect we shall see rather more of both in the coming weeks and years

The heavy metal band also paid tribute to the murdered priest during a concert in San Salvador

Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Pope Francis made the remarks to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims

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The Church has recognised a broad category of martyrs throughout the 20th century

Note from the Pope is read out at beatification service on Saturday

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Vatican cardinal says ‘the memory of Romero continues to live in the poor and the marginalised’

The Mass will be attended by several heads of state, including the presidents of Ecuador and Panama

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