This week El Salvador is remembering and honoring Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Arnulfo Romero who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, 33 years ago.
Prior to his death on March 24, 1980 Archbishop Romero fought against El Salvador’s 12-year civil war (1980-1992) and for the rights of the poor in the country. He was killed by a member of El Salvador’s paramilitary death squads in the hospital chapel of the Divina Providencia.
The anniversary of his death this year will fall on Palm Sunday, and supporters of Romero hope this will lend urgency to the beatification, a process that started in 1996.
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