- Jan 18, 2020
Like St. Oscar Romero, the six Jesuit priests and their two companions who were brutally murdered in the waning years of El Salvador’s civil war gave witness to the Gospel and remained close to the poor until their deaths, a Vatican official said.
In Nicaragua, the government of President Daniel Ortega is reportedly pressuring public employees to denounce a Catholic bishop for supporting a coup.
There is a new DVD restoration of “Romero,” the 1989 drama about martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero who has been recently canonized.
Days after the Catholic Church declared Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero a saint, a judge in El Salvador issued a capture order for a former military captain suspected of killing the religious leader in 1980 as he celebrated Mass.
The husband of the woman whose healing paved the way for sainthood for Oscar Romero says he initially didn’t want to pray to him: “I grew up with Romero this, Romero that … I got tired,” he said.
Salvadorans widely celebrated Romero as the Central American country’s first saint. Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass in March 1980 and remains a reviled figure for some on the political right.