Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
The pope has addressed a global inter-Church conference in Geneva, and called on all denominations to work together. He's keen to close the gap between the 1.3 billion-strong Catholic faithful and other Christians.
Pope Francis has presided over the Via Crucis procession at Rome's Colosseum under tight security. He told the crowd he felt shame because future generations would inherit a world "fractured by divisions and wars."
Romero was an outspoken advocate for the poor, shot dead at the start of El Salvador's civil war in 1980. At the same sanctification ceremony, German nun Maria Katharina Kasper and Pope Paul VI are also to be canonized.
Germany's Good Friday laws on noise and festivities are controversial. The laws' reach into Muslim circumcision parties raises questions about separation of church and state that could end up in Germany's top court.
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