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Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez

Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez

Birth
San Miguel, El Salvador
Death 24 Mar 1980 (aged 62)
San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Burial San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Plot Cathedral Crypt
Memorial ID 11419 · View Source
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Martyred Roman Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador (1977-1980); first archbishop killed at the altar since St. Thomas Becket in 1170. Archbishop Romero was assassinated in 1980 by agents of the military dictatorship then in power in El Salvador, after the cleric denounced human rights abuses by the government. For his courageous stances, Romero became an international hero, whose statute now graces the facade of Westminster Abbey. Raul Julia portrayed the archbishop in the 1989 film, ROMERO. Archbishop Romero's life is currently under study at the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in the Vatican -- which means that the Catholic Church has begun a process that may lead to Romero being declared an official Saint of Roman Catholicism.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (15 Aug 1917–24 Mar 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11419, citing Divine Savior of the World Cathedral, San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador ; Maintained by Find A Grave .