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A pilgrim holds a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero during beatification (CNS)

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

Pilgrims gather for Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification Mass (CNS)

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

Francis celebrates Mass on Pentecost Sunday in St Peter's Basilica (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

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Clergy attend the beatification of  Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

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

A large canvas depicting Archbishop Oscar Romero hangs on the facade of the National Theater in San Salvador (Photo: CNS)

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

Fr Michael Perry will serve a six-year term as head of the Franciscans (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Salvadorans rally to pay tribute to the late archbishop in March (Photo: CNS)

Author Fr Ashley Beck says bishops who opposed his Cause felt betrayed by his shift against the ruling class

Archbishop Oscar Romero pictured in August 1977 (AP)

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Archbishop Oscar Romero knew that his uncompromising defence of the poor would have only one outcome

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke about the 'new climate economy' at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (CNS)

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Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow launched Mary's Meals from his father's shed in Dalmally, Scotland

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