14 thoughts on “Murdered Salvadorean Archbishop Romero remembered

  1. On this day of commemoration I thought you might enjoy seeing a music video that we have produced honoring Oscar Romero.  It is part of a new CD release. The singer is a deacon, Michael Glen Bell, and the film maker is Owen Thomas. The Project is the subject of a wonderful article in Canada’s Catholic Register http://www.catholicregister.org/arts/movie-news/item/15749-video-brings-awful-memories-flooding-back

    Go to http://www.TheMartyrsProject.com to view the video. Feel free to use it on your site, review the album or video, or blog about The Project.  If you do, let us know so we can put a link on ours. If you are interested in a story on The Project, please get back to us. We are located in Indianapolis. You can follow us on Twitter @martyrsproject.

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  3. Rome, 22 Abr (Prensa Latina)Pope Francis unfroze the process of beatification of assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the chairman of the Pontifical Council of the Family Vincenzo Paglia said.
    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia made the announcement in the southern Italian city of Molfetta at a Mass.

    Paglia, the postulator of Romero’s beatification, met with Pope Francis on Saturday to discuss the Bello and Romero cases.

    The 63-year-old Romero was fatally shot March 24, 1980, while celebrating Mass at a hospital chapel in the Salvadoran capital.

    Though the killer has never been identified, the late Maj. Roberto D’Aubuisson, the main organizer and leader of the death squads that terrorized El Salvador in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is believed to have ordered the archbishop’s assassination.

    The slaying of Romero, who denounced human rights abuses from the pulpit, marked the start of a 12-year civil war in El Salvador that cost some 85,000 lives before ending in a negotiated peace.

    Many in Latin America already revere the murdered prelate as St. Romero of the Americas, though the beatification process, which began in 1994, ground to a halt a few years ago amid arguments in the Vatican over whether the archbishop was a religious martyr or a political one.

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    http://www.plenglish.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1338551&Itemid=1

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  9. Monday 1st February 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    FORMER Salvadorean president Francisco Flores died at the weekend after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage, his far-right Nationalist Republican Alliance party (Arena) announced yesterday.

    Mr Flores, who had been in a coma since undergoing emergency surgery, held office from 1999 to 2004.

    He had been under house arrest on charges of embezzlement and illegal enrichment, accused of diverting more than £10 million donated by Taiwan to help the victims of earthquakes in 2001 — two-thirds to the party backing him and a third to himself.

    After a meteoric rise to the presidency Mr Flores gained a reputation for being arrogant and distant from the people.
    He was the first president to face trial for acts of corruption during his time in office.

    “People will remember him for the terrible dollarisation, for the Firm Hand (to combat crime) and as corrupt,” said women’s rights organiser Angelica Rivas.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-89ab-El-Salvador-Corrupt-right-wing-ex-president-Flores-dies#.Vq-VBuZrgdU

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