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Celebrating the Canonizations of Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero

Last week The Vatican’s Secretary of State announced that Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Archbishop ÓscarRomero will be Canonized in October. Let’s take a look at the lives of these two amazing figures in the Catholic Faith.

Blessed Pope Paul VIBlessed Pope Paul VI’s papacy began on June 21, 1963 and he served until his death on August 6, 1978. He was born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini in Italy in 1897. Ordained in 1920, Pope Paul VI was never appointed a Parish Priest.Rather he had a long career in the Roman Curia, or the papal civil service. His position as one of the heads of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See established a close relationship with Pope Pius XII.
As requested by Pope Pius XII, Pope Paul VI was very involved in providing aid to refugees and displaced soldiers. In 1954, he was appointed the Archbishop of Milan making him the Secretary of the Italian Bishop Conference. During this time, Blessed Pope Paul VI was vocal about political issues like…

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