Thursday, March 24, 2016

For All the Saints: Oscar Romero

Archbishop Óscar Romero is honored today, the anniversary of his 1980 death, when he was assassinated while offering mass. The prelate of San Salvador, he was known for his ministry to the poor and for his criticism of the Salvadoran government for its human rights abuses, and of the U.S. for its military aid. He was beatified in 2015. The United Nations General Assembly designated Marhc 24 as "International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims." The Catholic Saints site has this summary of his life. See also:

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