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People look at a painting of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero at the cathedral in San Salvador (CNS)

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed in the hatred of the faith 35 years ago today

Oscar Romero will be  beatified in May (AP)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols speaks at ecumenical service for Oscar Romero

The vandalised statue of Archbishop Romero (CNS)

Archbishop Romero ‘is very much loved by a majority of Salvadorans, but hated by a small minority,’ says campaign group

Shahbaz Bhatti at the US bishops’ HQ in Washington DC, 2009: ‘I live for religious freedom, and am ready to die for this cause’

Behold a martyr for religious freedom

When Shahbaz Bhatti was gunned down four years ago the world lost one of the most courageous, cheerful and tireless defenders of persecuted Christians

A boy takes part in a commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero near the 30th anniversary of his death March 20 in San Salvador (CNS)

Archbishop’s killers ‘wanted to attack the Church that flowed from Vatican II’, says Cause promoter

Archbishop Oscar Romero (CNS)

Archbishop from El Salvador was ‘killed in hatred of the Faith’, says Vatican

Mgr Vladimir Ghika helped restore France's ties with the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

A portrait of St John Kemble

St John Kemble (August 22), a much-loved Catholic priest whose execution was horribly botched

A rare photograph of Oscar Romero enjoying a picnic. But as Archbishop of San Salvador his life increasingly became a ‘road to Calvary’

The breathtaking audacity of Romero

Julian Filochowski says the martyred archbishop had a Christ-like boldness

St John Plessington was born in Garstang, near Preston

St John Plessington (July 19), a Catholic priest, was hanged, drawn and quartered in 1679