Oscar Romero was "a martyr for religious liberty" and a witness to the faith. He said St. Junipero Serra was "the great missionary founder of Los Angeles and California."
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"After having given his life, he continues to give it by allowing himself to be assailed by all this misunderstanding and slander," he said, adding that "this gives me strength."
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