A beatification for the 21st Century

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Father Estefan Turcios, a Salvadoran priest, is interviewed about Archbishop Oscar Romero via Skype by a TV station in Quito, Ecuador. (CNS photo by Rhina Guidos) Father Estefan Turcios, a Salvadoran priest, is interviewed about Archbishop Oscar Romero via Skype by a TV station in Quito, Ecuador. (CNS photo by Rhina Guidos)

If you can’t be in El Salvador for Saturday’s beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, not to worry. The Internet will bring it right to you. From Instagram photos, to blogs and tweets, Facebook updates and free downloadable prayer cards and posters, the event will reach a global audience bigger than the 200,000 to 260,000 expected to attend the ceremony in this Central American nation of 6 million.

Karla Orozco, of the beatificacionromero.org office at the Archdiocese of San Salvador, has handled much of the social media preparation of the event, including getting priests, religious and journalists credentialed online. There have been inquiries from places such as Switzerland, Rome, London, as well as from many neighboring countries, about the event, she said. Using www.beatificacionromero.org

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