Saint Óscar Romero

Feast Day: March 24
Patron Saint of: Christian communicators, El Salvador, the Americas, persecuted Christians, Archdiocese of San Salvador

St. Óscar Romero became Archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, in 1977, at a time of widespread violence and great unrest in his country. He was known to be timid and considered a “safe” choice as archbishop so as not to cause trouble. Against all expectations, he began publicly speaking out against the injustice happening in El Salvador in the last three years of his life. He was most known for his radio homilies that gave hope to the people of El Salvador during this turbulent time. He was assassinated while celebrating Mass in 1980.

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