I see in CNS that Salvadoran bishops want Pope Francis to come to Central America when Oscar Romero is canonized. It’s likely just a matter of time. I know of one small community led by a woman priest who has adopted the martyr as their patron saint.
I found this commentary curious:
Archbishop Romero’s sainthood cause was opened at the Vatican in 1993, but was delayed for years as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith studied his writings, amid wider debate over whether he had been killed for his faith or for political reasons.
Lots of people are martyred for political reasons. Maybe all of them. Didn’t someone say it was better for Jesus to die than for the whole nation to find itself under an actively grinding Roman boot? And Jeanne d’Arc? But maybe that’s why it took five centuries for her to be named a saint.
Whether or not the CDF or any other Roman office comes on board is irrelevant. The man is admired across the Americas. The clarity of his theological writings or statements is not terribly germane. The man was a pastor. Sainthood is inevitable.