Poster - Monseñor Romero - Catholic - El Salvador - a Martyr
Monseñor Romero - Catholic - El Salvador - a Martyr
Museum-quality posters with vivid prints made on thick and durable matte paper.
Monseñor Romero was assassinated openly while giving Mass.He had been warned by chiefs of the Military that he was a target, and wanted him to stop.
The final straw was when he ordered the Military and Police on public radio 'obey the law of God - Thou shall not kill'.
This video is very moving and has good footage of him in the barrios among the poor:
The spoken word is in Spanish, and its it from Italy so some text is in Italian. It shows how his people venerate him ever more.
El Salvador was given enormous military aid by the US Government, fueling an internal war against poverty and brutality as we can not imagine. It has now resulted in both El Salvador and the US and LA under savage gangs developed by the US Prison system!
Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980) was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador.
He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture amid a growing war between leftist rebels and government and right-wing forces.
In 1980, Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence.
Though no one was ever convicted for the crime, investigations by the UN-created Truth Commission for El Salvador concluded that the extreme right-wing politician, founder of ARENA and death squad leader Roberto D'Aubuisson had given the order.
During Romero's beatification, Pope Francis stated, "His ministry was distinguished by his particular attention to the most poor and marginalized."