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Slain Salvadoran bishop Romero and Pope Paul VI become saints

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century -- assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Church s most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception. In a ceremony before tens of thousands of people in St. Peter s Square, Francis declared the two men saints along with five other lesser-known people who were born in Italy, Germany and Spain in the 18

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