Archbishop oscar romero was assassinated in 1980, while celebrating mass at church of the divine providence, in san salvador, el salvador thirty-five years later, romero is to be beatified by. The assassination of the archbishop óscar romero as he celebrated mass in march 1980 remains one of the most notorious political murders of the 20th century. Pope francis on sunday praised and canonized pope paul vi and the martyred salvadoran archbishop oscar romero, two huge figures in the catholic church and from what i have read about his life.
Pope francis on sunday made saints of two of the most contentious roman catholic figures of the 20th century - murdered salvadoran archbishop oscar romero and pope paul vi, who reigned over one. The beatification of archbishop oscar romero on may 23, 2015 brought to fruition a reality that the salvadoran people have known for many years: oscar romero is a christian martyr the recognition as blessed is a reminder of romero's love for christ grounded in his solidarity with his. The story of oscar romero, the archbishop of san salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating mass romero was increasingly outspoken about injustice by the corrupt military and. Marcelo perdomo poses in front of large portrait of blessed oscar romero aug 2 at the shrine of the sacred heart in washington perdomo worked as a sacristan for blessed romero in his native san miguel, el salvador, in the early 1960s.
Archbishop oscar romero until his assassination by right-wing gunmen, archbishop oscar romero (1917-1980) of san salvador spoke out courageously in defense of human rights and social justice in strife-torn el salvador. Rome - pope francis has chosen the date for the ceremony that will see the catholic church officially recognize the sainthood of pope paul vi and oscar romero, archbishop of san salvador, who. Archbishop oscar romero was assassinated in 1980, while celebrating mass at church of the divine providence, in san salvador, el salvador thirty-five y photos of the life, death, and life after death of archbishop oscar romero. Oscar romero was archbishop of san salvador he was assassinated on monday march 24 th 1980 as he was celebrating mass in the chapel of the divine providence cancer hospital where he lived thirty five years later, he was declared a martyr of the church, killed out of hatred of the faith, and was beatified on may 23 rd 2015.
A spanish-language mass will be celebrated at the cathedral of our lady of the angels in honor of former pope paul vi, salvadoran archbishop oscar romero, four other religious leaders and an. Three years later, in february 1977, oscar romero became archbishop of san salvador in that month a crowd of protesters were attacked by soldiers in the town square of the capital then, on 12th march 1977, a radical priest, rutilio grande, was murdered in aguilares. Pope canonises salvadoran archbishop óscar romero - video both feared that romero had become too political in life and even more so in death the process languished for decades francis. On the twentieth anniversary of his death, this volume celebrates the life, spirit and legacy of oscar romero, the martyred archbishop of san salvador it is an extraordinary privilege to read this account of oscar romero because it reveals his deep inner spirit. Oscar arnulfo romero y galdamez was born in ciudad barrios, el salvador, on august 15, 1917 his father, the town postmaster and telegraph operator, apprenticed him to a carpenter when he was 13, but the younger romero felt a vocation for the roman catholic priesthood and left home the following year to enter the seminary.
Pope francis will declare pope paul vi and archbishop oscar romero saints of the universal church in a ceremony in the vatican on oct 14 during the synod for bishops on young people, he announced. Rome_bureau_chief a pilgrim carries a portrait of roman catholic archbishop oscar romero to romero's beatification ceremony in san salvador, el salvador, in may 2015. Romero was a holy archbishop who witnessed to christ in turbulent times in the central american republic of el salvador before a gunman took his life while he was celebrating mass on 24 march 24 1980. The beatification of martyred archbishop oscar romero on may 23, 2015, acknowledges what has been celebrated throughout latin america since his assassination at the altar on march 24, 1980, in el salvador. Oscar's years as an archbishop on 23 february 1977, romero was appointed archbishop of san salvador while this appointment was welcomed by the government, many priests were disappointed, especially those openly supportive of marxist ideology.
Archbishop oscar romero of san salvador was a great hero of the struggles for liberation in latin america during that region's long dark night, a period lasting from the 1960s through the 1980s. A painting of oscar romero at the cathedral of san salvador (getty) woman recovers from life-threatening condition after husband prays for blessed's intercession. Archbishop vincenzo paglia, the postulator of archbishop oscar romero's cause for beatification, said the martyr's life was a chastisement of modern societies in which individuals focus on themselves.
Archbishop óscar romero is an example for our times bl óscar romero pleaded for the conversion of all hearts through the gospel, not through violence patti armstrong. Oscar romero following his ordination as archbishop of san salvador along with archbishop chavez, bishop rivera and fr rutilio grande, sj romero became archbishop of san salvador, the capital of el salvador. The late-20th-century martyr for gospel justice shouldn't be forgotten by 21st-century catholics, and author kevin clarke helps us all to remember that with his brief but powerfully written life of slain archbishop oscar romero. On sunday, the catholic church will have half a dozen new saints as pope francis i canonizes five people including ó scar romero, the former archbishop of el salvador who was assassinated by a us.