May 18, 2015. Msgr. Oscar Romero was adopted as a patron of Caritas Internationalis, according to an announcement that came just after the organization's General Assembly in Rome ended. The former Archbishop of San Salvador will be beatified on May 23, more than 35 years after he was assassinated while performing Mass.
Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago (Guatemala)
“Until we have more Christians, not only with religious cultural roots, but with a truly personal faith, who can discover their vocation to holiness and in their personal lives, will we have more a humane and just society.”
In 2003, John Paul II named him a cardinal. He took part in the conclave that elected Benedict XVI. But on March 8th, when he turned 80, he lost his voting power.
With his death, the number of cardinal non electors is down to 87. While the number of cardinal electors is 122.