Events for the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero began Friday evening with a procession of light. Unfortunately, that turned into a procession of umbrellas as it’s the height of the rainy season in El Salvador. But the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance.
“Oscar Romero stood for the poor, for justice and for peace,” said Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, who celebrated Mass that evening. Cardinal Rodriguez has just stepped down as president of Caritas Internationalis.