Beatified in El Salvador the priests Grande and Spessotto, and two laymen

San Salvador, Jan 22 (EFE).- The priests Rutilio Grande (Salvadoran) and Cosme Spessotto (Italian), and the laymen Nelson Lemus and Manuel Solórzano —all assassinated by death squads in the context of the civil war (1980- 1992)—were beatified this Saturday in San Salvador. The ritual that elevated Grande, Spessotto, Manuel and Lemus to the Catholic altars – who became the youngest blessed in Central America, since he was 16 years old when he was assassinated – was carried out in the midst of a festive atmosphere with a number of attendees. reduced by the covid-19 pandemic. The priest Grande, Lemus and Solórzano were assassinated in 1977, while the death of the Italian religious Spessotto happened in 1980.

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