Pope Paul VI and Oscar Romero to become saints this year


The Vatican confirms that Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI will become saints in 2018.

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle allowing five people on the path to sainthood to be canonized, the most prominent being Blesseds Pope Paul VI and Oscar Romero.

With a second miracle approved, the path has been cleared for a date to be set for the canonization of each of the five candidates, allowing them to officially be declared a saint.

Though no date has yet been announced, both Paul VI and Archbishop Romero are expected to be canonized together during the Synod of Bishops in October.