Former rebels, devout cheer as Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero beatified

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During the beatification ceremony for Archbishop Oscar Romero, Salvadoran seminarians carry on their shoulders the shirt late Romero wore when he was murdered 35 years ago. Reuters photo by Jorge Dan Lopez

During the beatification ceremony for Archbishop Oscar Romero, Salvadoran seminarians carry on their shoulders the shirt late Romero wore when he was murdered 35 years ago. Reuters photo by Jorge Dan Lopez

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A right-wing death squad murdered Romero, a staunch critic of the military government and advocate for peasants and workers' rights, 35 years ago.

  • Fran

    Another example of religion getting involved with politics, which neither Jesus, his disciples, apostles and first-century Christians did not get involved with.

    Instead they focused on preaching about God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44) as the only hope for mankind (Isaiah 11:1-9; Matthew 4:17; 24:14).

  • David S McCalmont

    For Gosh sakes, the man was gunned down – slaughtered – while offering up the Holy Eucharist to the people at the Altar of God.It’s not as if he was clandestinely distributing weapons to rebels in the dead of night in a ghetto when something went awry. I’m a Christian but not Roman Catholic. This man is a martyred saint in my book.