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Archbishop Oscar Romero pictured in August 1977 (AP)

The final 24 hours of a martyr

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

A young man paints a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero as part of the preparations for the 35th anniversary of Romero's death in San Salvador, El Salvador (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Caritas Internationalis adopted the martyr at their conference in Rome

Oscar Romero will be  beatified in May (AP)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols speaks at ecumenical service for Oscar Romero

A volunteer holds posters of Archbishop Oscar Romero at a church in San Salvador (CNS)

Italian newspaper reports that date of beatification ceremony for Salvadoran archbishop killed in ‘hatred of the faith’ has been set

A flag with an image of the late Archbishop Oscar Romero (Photo: CNS)

Ruling paves way for archbishop – shot dead while celebrating Mass in 1980 – to be made a saint

Shahbaz Bhatti, left, back in 2007 with a Christian who had received a threatening letter from the Taliban Photo: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

It would be ‘wonderful’ if Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities was canonised, says Britain’s most senior cleric

Staff at the CAFOD-run clinic have harrowing tales, including one woman who was forced to flee aged only 10