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.
(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis knelt then laid out on the floor before the altar of St. Peter's Basilica. This tradition gave way to the celebration of the Passion of the Lord, on Good Friday.
This symbolic act is done to represent both penance and adoration.