Francis said Romero, who was shot while celebrating Mass, had been lapidated after his death by “the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue.”
CHR Comment: The issues were his advocacy for the poor and involvement in Liberation theology, a Marxist-influenced theological movement that put church and state in conflict with one another. I suppose that one can be a martyr on account of God’s Law as well as on account of the Gospel. The case of Romero could be a test of that view.
Source: Pope Denounces Clergy Who Criticized Slain Bishop Romero