Posts Tagged ‘El Salvador’

Abuse amnesty proposal in El Salvador condemned Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Catholic Church leaders in El Salvador have condemned a proposalthat would grant amnesty to those who committed serious crimes during the country’s civil conflict in the 1980s and early 1990s. Read more Related Posts:Arrest warrant issued for Saint Oscar Romero’s killerOscar Romero to be recognised as saintCatholic activists accuse Indonesia of killingsIgnoring Assad’s crimes won’t Read more

Arrest warrant issued for Saint Oscar Romero’s killer Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

El Salvador has issued an arrest warrant for Saint Oscar Romero’s killer. Saint Oscar Romero, who was canonised earlier this month, is thought to have been killed by a former soldier believed to be in hiding. The new saint was internationally known as an outspoken opponent of the El Salvador government’s oppression and violence against Read more

Pope denounces priests and bishops who ‘defamed’ Romero Comments 1

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Pope Francis has denounced priests and bishops who “defamed” Blessed Oscar Romero after his death, in a campaign that delayed his beatification. The Pope made these remarks “off-the-cuff” while speaking on Friday to a group of Salvadoran pilgrims. Pope Francis said that Romero suffered martyrdom not just by his murder on March 24, 1980, but Read more

Making a difference: the courageous witness of Blessed Oscar Romero Comments 0

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Who would have predicted it? Who would have imagined on Feb. 23, 1977, the day of his appointment as Archbishop of San Salvador, that the highly conservative Oscar Romero – who was suspicious of the Catholic Church’s involvement in political activism – would die a martyr’s death for courageously defending his people against the murderous Read more

Huge numbers at Oscar Romero beatification in El Salvador Comments 0

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on May 23 in El Salvador with hundreds of thousands of people present for the occasion. “Romero, friend, the people are with you,” the congregation chanted at a square in San Salvador. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided over the beatification Mass. Read more

Archbishop Romero — trusted news source Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

While he was first and foremost a faithful shepherd and a martyr for the faith, a fact now confirmed by the Vatican, Archbishop Oscar Romero was also the most trusted source of news in war-torn El Salvador up until the day he was assassinated on March 24, 1980. In a country where the major media Read more

Oscar Romero to be beatified in May in El Salvador Comments 0

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is to be beatified on May 23 in San Salvador. The ceremony will be in Plaza Divino Salvador del Mundo, said Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the chief promoter of the archbishop’s sainthood cause. Archbishop Paglia called the beatification a gift for the world, but particularly for the people of El Salvador.​ In February, Pope Read more

Archbishop Romero seen as martyr of Vatican II Church Comments 2

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

A leading campaigner of the cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero believes the slain prelate was a martyr of the church of the Second Vatican Council. The postulator of the archbishop’s cause, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, said that Romero’s killers wanted “to strike the Church that flowed from the Second Vatican Council”. On February 3, Pope Francis Read more

US bishop urges care for thousands of illegal child migrants Comments 1

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

An American bishop has called for child-friendly shelters plus pastoral care and case managers for the thousands of children flooding across the Mexican border. Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, told the House Judiciary Committee on June 25 that violence in their homelands is the root cause of so many children immigrating illegally. Bishop Read more

Pope says Archbishop Romero cause proceeding well Comments 0

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Pope Francis has assured the bishops of El Salvador that the cause for sainthood of murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero is proceeding well. The bishops reportedly asked him to come to El Salvador to preside personally over the archbishop’s hoped-for beatification. Archbishop Jose Escobar Alas said he and three other Salvadoran bishops met the Pope at Read more