“The Weekender” is our feature where every weekend we hope to highlight a short film, movie or documentary pertaining to the Americas. On March 23rd the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified during an official ceremony attended by some 260,000 people in San Salvador. Show More Summary
Around 250,000 Catholics turned out in El Salvador for the ceremonial first step of Archbishop Oscar Romero's path to sainthood. As Allen Pizzey reports, this is something that would have been considered unlikely when Romero was gunned down celebrating Mass 35 years ago.
The beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero today in San Salvador by the Vatican was attended by 250,000 worshippers. He was murdered in March 1980 at the beginning of the El Salvador civil war that lasted through 1992. All that is history. Show More Summary
Experiencing an explosion of criminal violence, many Salvadorans cling to the slain archbishop’s message of peace and reconciliation as a source of hope.
The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was gunned down at the altar by a right-wing death squad for denouncing the oppression of the poor by the military dictatorship.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Huge crowds of Salvadorans filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and...Show More Summary
Lettera del Santo Padre Excmo. Mons. José Luis Escobar Alas Arzobispo de San Salvador Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de El Salvador Querido Hermano: La beatificación de monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez, que fue Pastor de esa querida Arquidiócesis, es motivo de gran alegría para los salvadoreños y para cuantos gozamos con el ejemplo de […]
Thirty-five years after Archbishop Oscar Romero’s death at the hands of an assassin, his spirit lives on. The archbishop boldly preached a message of social justice during El Salvador’s civil war until a single shot fired down the long...Show More Summary
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Four Latin American presidents from neighboring Panama, Ecuador, Honduras and Guatemala and six cardinals are expected to attend tomorrow’s beatification of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. The six cardinals...Show More Summary
Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated in 1980, while celebrating Mass at Church of the Divine Providence, in San Salvador, El Salvador. Thirty-five years later, Romero is to be beatified by Pope Francis who has declared him a martyr. Archbishop...Show More Summary
A troubled El Salvador will pause this weekend from the daily drumbeat of murder and mayhem to observe the elevation toward sainthood of one of the most cherished and controversial religious figures in the Americas, Archbishop Oscar Romero, slain by a right-wing death squad as he said Mass 35 years...
El Salvador: Salvadoran ombudsman David Morales called for reopening the investigation into the 1980 murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero and the prosecution of “some of the people who participated in the crime.” South America: Chile’sShow More Summary
I will be in El Salvador this weekend as a witness to the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated on March 24, 1980, on the eve of El Salvador's 12-year civil war. This is the last step before what many of us hope...Show More Summary
This week, I'm in El Salvador to join the national celebration on Saturday, May 23, for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the great peacemaker who was shot dead while saying Mass and preaching for peace on March 24, 1980. Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. It has helped redefine the Catholic Church's concept of martyrdom and...Show More Summary
SAN SALVADOR — If you can’t be in El Salvador for Saturday’s beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, not to worry. The Internet will bring it right to you. From Instagram photos, to blogs and tweets, Facebook updates and free downloadable prayer cards and posters, the event will reach a global audience bigger than the 200,000 […]
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On May 23rd, thirty-five years after his assassination, Óscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, will be beatified. The ceremony is the step just prior to sainthood, so a big celebration is expected in El Salvador, although the cheer will not be unanimous. Show More Summary
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – One of the offertory items at Saturday’s beatification ceremony of El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero is a copy of a document generated during the peace accords that ended the country’s 12-year civil war in 1992. “De la locura a la esperanza,” or “From madness to hope,” chronicles some of the greatest human rights […]