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The Latest: Pope lauds new saints Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI

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VATICAN CITY - The Latest on Catholic Church canonizations on Sunday .
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Pope Francis has lauded new saints Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as prophets of a church that looks out for the poor as he presided over a canonization ceremony.
History's first Latin American pope warned in his homily Sunday of the “danger” posed by wealth, calling “the love of money the root of all evils.” He said: “We see this where money is at the centre, there is no room for God nor for man.”
Francis said Paul, who oversaw the 1960s meetings that modernized the Catholic...
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The Latest: Pope declares Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI saints

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Pope Francis has declared Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints, reciting in Latin the rite of canonization at the start of Mass in St. Peter's Square
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Pope to canonize 20th Century icons Oscar Romero, Paul VI

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Pope to canonize 20th Century Catholic icons: Pope Paul VI who reformed church, and Oscar Romero, martyr who stood with poor
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Pope to canonize 20th Century icons Oscar Romero, Paul VI

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VATICAN CITY - Thousands of people are converging on the Vatican for the canonization of two towering figures of the 20th Century Catholic Church: Pope Paul VI, who oversaw modernizing church reforms of the 1960s, and Archbishop Oscar Romero, a human rights icon who was murdered for his defence of El Salvador's poor.
Pope Francis is to celebrate Sunday's saint-making Mass wearing the blood-stained rope belt Romero wore when he was gunned down in 1980 and using Paul VI's staff, chalice and pallium vestment - evidence of the influence both men had on history's first Latin American pope.
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