Oscar Romero

Last week Pope Francis signed a decree to confirm the canonization of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.Pope Francis met with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, to approve as a miracle the healing of Cecilia Maribel Flores, who prayed for the intercession of Bl Oscar Romero while suffering life-threatening complications during a difficult pregnancy.The pope also confirmed that Pope Paul VI and three others are to be declared saints.There...
Oscar Romero street art
            Julian Filochowski, Chair of The Romero Trust, reminds us why there will be so many celebrations this year to mark the centenary of the birth of a modern martyr on 15 August.  This article first appered in Jesuits and Friends magazine issue 97.This Romero Centenary Year is a time to remember and to cherish the life, ministry and martyrdom of a valiant and prophetic contemporary pastor. As we wait confidently for the...
The Claim
Directors: Gianni Beretta and Patrik SoergelScreenings on Saturday 12 August 2017 in London and Wednesday 16 August 2017 in Glasgow (see end of review for details) What does it take to change a conservative into a revolutionary? Archbishop Oscar Romero, born 100 years ago this year, was appointed largely because it was expected that he wouldn’t be one to rock the boat, to cause trouble for the rich benefactors of the Church in Central America. As a consequence, many of his fellow priests,...

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