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Pope denounces clergy who criticized slain Salvadoran bishop Oscar Romero

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Pope Francis Oct. 30 criticized conservative clergy and bishops who he said had defamed slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero even after he was killed by a right-wing death squad in 1980.

The pope departed from his prepared address to a group of visiting Salvadorans to deliver unusually pointed remarks about the past detractors of Romero, who was beatified last May in El Salvador, putting him a step away from sainthood.

Philippines to host International Eucharistic Congress in January

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Just over a month into the Year of Mercy, Catholics from around the world will gather in Cebu, Philippines, for the International Eucharistic Congress, an opportunity to remind Catholics that reaching out to all with the Gospel is a key act of mercy.

Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu told reporters at the Vatican Tuesday that the theme of the congress -- "Christ in you, our hope of glory" -- was chosen long before Pope Francis announced the special jubilee Year of Mercy would begin Dec. 8.

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