Fighting for Justice.
March 13th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Oscar Romero.
Yes, my protests were not in vain, for God was with me, and He continues to be with all those who like me spoke out against injustice.
The situation is grave, but the Creator will work His magic, and you will live to see the fulfillment of what started in the 1960s and 1970s.
Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980), commonly known as Monsenor Romero, was a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador. He became the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador, succeeding the Luis Chavez y Gonzalez.
As archbishop, he witnessed ongoing violations of human rights and started a group which spoke out on behalf of the poor and victims of the country’s civil war. Chosen as archbishop for his conservatism, once in office he embraced a nonviolent form of liberation theology, a position which led to comparisons with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. In 1980, he was assassinated by El Salvadoran government troops as he held the consecrated host up during a Mass. This provoked international outcry for reform in El Salvador. After his assassination, Romero was succeeded by Msgr. Arturo Rivera y Damas. (Source: Wikipedia)