Pope to make Paul VI, Salvadorian saints

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday will elevate to sainthood Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero, slain by a right-wing death squad as he said Mass and free love naysayer Pope Paul VI.

Pilgrims from across the globe are expected to flock to Saint Peter’s Square to pay tribute to two men hailed by Francis for their courage in turbulent times and their dedication to social justice and the poor.

The pair will be made saints along with five others, including an Italian youth who died of bone cancer aged 19 and a German nun.

The canonizations come just days before the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October.

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