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Mgr Jesus Delgado, right (AP)

One of the priests, Mgr Jesus Delgado, was a close associate of Blessed Oscar Romero

Catholic faithful participate in an Ash Wednesday service in Panchimalco, El Salvador. Police in some Salvadoran cities have begun patrolling in an effort to prevent violence during Holy Week. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)

Police are stepping up patrols and parishes are taking steps to avoid shoot-outs between rival gangs

Iron Maiden stopped in El Salvador on their latest world tour (AP)

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

Pope Francis prays before the cross on the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso (CNS)

Cardinal O’Malley says papal visit is ‘a great sign of hope for families separated and suffering’

A pregnant woman waits to be seen at the Women's National Hospital in San Salvador (CNS)

Salvadoran bishops have not responded to a government recommendation made in response to the Zika outbreak

Pope Tawadros II (AP)

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Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Pope Francis made the remarks to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims

A bulldozer destroys Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain (

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Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Mission in Lilburn

Ms Jurado said she left El Salvador because a gang extorted money from her there

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

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