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.
He was made a cardinal by John Paul II in1994, at the age of 80. Because of his age, he was never eligible to vote in a conclave.
With the death of Cardinal Tonini, the College of Cardinals stands at 202, 112 of whom are cardinal electors.