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Mar 15, 2015

Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador. Romero was assassinated while saying mass on March 24, 1980 in a small chapel in a cancer hospital where he lived. I had the honor of visiting this site on an LPF Study Trip to Central America back in 1998. In my account of the trip, I wrote "The assassinations of Archbishop Romero and the Jesuit priests were powerful historical facts to me before this trip, but the experience of visiting the sites of these atrocities was overwhelming. The photographs of the carnage and the victims' blood-stained clothes on display impressed upon me the great sacrifices made here in the struggle for justice and peace." - Alan Forsberg

In the videos and links below, learn more about this remarkable man and how he became the voice of the Salvadoran people when all other channels of expression had been crushed by the repression.

Oscar Romero of El Salvador: informal adult education in a context of violence

Celebrating Monsignor Romero

Oscar Romero - Resources

Archbishop Oscar Romero : Quotes

Remembering the Assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero 

Archbishop Oscar Romero - The Last Sermon (1980)

Prophets Of A Future Not Our Own - Prayer

Romero - 1989 film about Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero (youtube part 1 of 11)

More short Youtube videos: