Why should educators be interested in a relatively obscure Catholic Archbishop who was shot to death in a tiny Central American republic over 25 years ago? Perhaps the words of a rather more famous Latin American may serve to elaborate the significance: Given the social context of El Salvador in his ideas were seen as revolutionary — a threat to the status quo.
The Vatican also announced today that three European missionaries killed by a Peruvian armed militia while serving the poor will also be beatified. His resistance would ultimately cost him his life and he was assassinated while celebrating Mass in a small chapel of a cancer hospital where he lived.
Journalist and author Christopher Dickey, then a correspondent for the Washington Post in El Salvador and now foreign editor for the Daily Beast, has long been keen to see Archbishop Romero made a saint after following him closely in El Salvador.
Romero and the few other times I saw him, I was impressed by his humility—and his humor. In that, he reminds me very much of Pope Francis.
But what was most impressive about Romero is that he knew—as we all knew—that he was about to be killed. He did not set out to make himself a martyr, far from it.
But he would not be silenced in his defense of the Salvadoran poor, who were being slaughtered as the left and the guerrillas tried to organize them and the right wing military and moneyed elites tried to terrify them into passivity.
These were times when bodies lay on country roads and in the city streets each morning like just so much refuse. Romero would not and could not accept this relentless repression.
So he spoke out, and not just the day before he was killed, but again and again, gently, firmly, but without equivocation. The murder had to end. In the event, the assassin shot him two days later. It is probably hard for people, today, so far away in time and so far away on the map, to understand just how much evil was loose in the land of El Salvador in But it was everywhere.
They were aged 31 and Father Zbigniew was ordained priest inat the age of For two years he worked as vice-rector of the Conventual seminary in Legnica before traveling to Peru to work as a missionary. He was killed alongside Friar Miguel in Pariacoto.
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Archbishop Oscar Romero Until his assassination by right-wing gunmen, Archbishop Oscar Romero () of San Salvador spoke out courageously in defense of human rights and social justice in strife-torn El Salvador.
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Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez (August 15, -- March 24, ) was a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador. Cesar Romero was born on February 15, in New York City, to a prosperous Cuban family. Romero was raised by his parents, Cesar Julio Romero and Maria Mantilla, among Manhattan's social elite.