24 Mar 2015

35th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero

"Today is the 35th anniversary of the March 24, 1980 assassination of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. The day is being met with marches and commemorations throughout the week and throughout the country as El Salvador looks towards May 23 and the celebration of Romero's beatification by the Roman Catholic church.

The image of Romero is everywhere in El Salvador, from a mural within the international airport which now bears his name, to the walls of houses in remote hamlets in the countryside.   It is evidence of how profound was the impact of this man of God who walked hand-in-hand with the oppressed and the poor in the country.  It was his commitment to justice rooted in faith which put him on the path to martyrdom at the hands of a death squad assassin."

Continue reading and see a collection of photos at Tim's El Salvador Blog
Lutheran Peace Blog has a series of links to videos, reflections and other resources -  Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero
Thinking Faith from the UK Jesuits has a number of articles in their archive:
Previous posts on SS102fm on Oscar Romero here

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