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El Salvador president meets pope amid Romero hopes

 El Salvador's ambassador to the Holy See Manuel Lopez poses next to an image of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero at the end of an interview with the Ass...
 El Salvador's ambassador to the Holy See Manuel Lopez poses by Vatican (right) and El Salvador flags and an image of Pope Francis at the end of an in...
 El Salvador's ambassador to the Holy See Manuel Lopez poses next to a brochure of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero at the end of an interview with the A...

Vatican El Salvador

El Salvador's ambassador to the Holy See Manuel Lopez poses next to an image of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero at the end of an interview with the Ass...

Vatican El Salvador

El Salvador's ambassador to the Holy See Manuel Lopez poses by Vatican (right) and El Salvador flags and an image of Pope Francis at the end of an in...

Vatican El Salvador

El Salvador's ambassador to the Holy See Manuel Lopez poses next to a brochure of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero at the end of an interview with the A...

El Salvador's president meets with Pope Francis on Thursday amid mounting indications that the stars have finally aligned to move slain Archbishop Oscar Romero onto the path toward possible sainthood.
El Salvador now has a government made up of former guerilla fighters who battled the same military hierarchy that Romero denounced when he was killed in 1980. The Vatican now has a Latin American pope who channels many of Romero's concerns for the poor. And a generation of Salvadorans who would have been vehemently opposed to a church honor for Romero has passed.
El Salvador's ambassador to the Holy See, Manuel Lopez, told The Associated Press that President Mauricio Funes' "principal objective" in meeting Francis was to urge "a push" for Romero's sainthood and to thank Francis for his support.