In May, Oscar Romero, the Roman Catholic archbishop murdered during the 1980-1992 Salvadoran Civil War, was beatified at a ceremony in El Salvador attended by one quarter of a million cheering admirers. He had been shot to death as he celebrated Mass in 1980.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Parish Hall of St. Rose Of Lima Church, 20 Creston Road, Paso Robles, the Rev. Pedro Umaña, O.F.M., of Mission San Miguel, will speak about the archbishop, whom he knew when he was a seminarian.
After years of a civil war, in which over 80,000 people died, Romero broadcast to the military, “I implore you, I beg you, I order you in the name of God: Stop the repression.” That sermon cost him his life. No one has been prosecuted for the murder.
Pope Francis wrote, “We thank God for giving the martyr archbishop the ability to see and feel the suffering of his people.”
We urge you to attend and hear about this true santo for the poor and suffering.