Pedophile and former bishop Jesús Delgado said: "the pilgrim church in El Salvador has not spent a penny to cover the costs" of Romero's case for canonization. Writing in the diocesan weekly Orientación on January 25, 2015, Delgado announced that, "It is the Community of Sant'Egidio, in Rome, which took on not only the work that implies the attainment of the cause of beatification of Monsignor Romero, but, also the costs of it".
“Bishop Paglia is the first bishop of the Italian movement of Sant'Egidio, which for decades has chosen Romero as its emblem and which has been promoting his beatification cause.” Aciprensa
Zuppi is a member of the Community of Sant'Egidio
|On December 25, 2012, the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, was desecrated and transformed into a public restaurant, this was an initiative of the ecumenical Sant'Egidio Movement|