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Who was Oscar Romero?

  •  Born in El Salvador
  •  Ordained in 1942 and later became Bishop of Santiago de Maria
  •  In 1975, within his diocese, there was an early morning attack on houses looking for weapons
  •  Romero spoke out against the violation of human rights at the funeral for the victims
  •  When promoted to Archbishop of San Salvador, the ruling alliance sent a clear message by killing some of his friends
  •  He buried all corpses without permission, which was a criminal offence
  •  He excommunicated the murderers and cancelled all Sunday services
  •  He was shot and killed in March 1980
  •  Was recommended for canonization for his work for the oppressed

 

Romero House