Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero (August 15, 1917 — Assassinated March 24, 1980)

“Let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality.”

Archbishop Oscar Romero

“His ministry was distinguished by his particular attention to the most poor and marginalized.”

Pope Francis

“There are clear [evidential] threads on who gave the original order and who paid for the murder that any concerted investigation in El Salvador would absolutely be able to gather enough evidence to prosecute those involved.”

Matt Eisenbrandt — Assassination of a Saint

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture. Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. No one was ever convicted for the crime. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today

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The assassination of the archbishop Óscar Romero as he celebrated mass in March 1980 remains one of the most notorious political murders of the 20th century.

“The murder plunged El Salvador into a full-blown civil war which eventually left 80,000 dead and 8,000 disappeared.”  [Guardian — January 2017]

Investigations by the UN-created Truth Commission for El Salvador concluded that extreme-right wing politician and death squad leader Roberto D’Aubuisson had given the order.

In May 1987, the CIA wrote a cable listing the various suspects of this crime. The cable states that, although there is no hard evidence, the allegations against D’Aubuisson are credible.

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REFERENCES

Óscar Romero — Wikipedia

Details of plot to murder archbishop Óscar Romero revealed in new book — Guardian

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Remembering Archbishop Oscar Romero (August 15, 1917 — Assassinated March 24, 1980)

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