Friday, March 25, 2011

United Nations recognise Archbishop Romero's legacy



March 24th has been designated by the United Nations' General Assembly the International Day for the right to truth about gross human rights violations and for the dignity of victims. The initiative pays tribute to the murdered Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Arnulfo Romero who was shot and killed by a hired assassin while celebrating Mass on March 24th 1980.

While Romero has been held up by Christians as a martyr and a model for justice and peace workers in countries around the world, his legacy is also increasingly being recognised outside the Church as well.

Philippa Hitchen talks about that legacy with Franciscan Fr Gearóid Francisco Ó Conaire who worked in El Salvador for many years and who now heads the Justice and Peace office of the UISG, the International Union of Superiors General here in Rome....


Original report from Vatican Radio
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