Oscar Romero: An inspiration who spoke out for the poor

CAFOD blog

Tony Sheen, Regional Manager for CAFOD, visited El Salvador in 2014 on a Romero Trust Pilgrimage. Here he shares why Archbishop Oscar Romero inspires him every day.

Romero's birthplace Denise and Tony visiting Romero’s bithplace

I am delighted that the Church has beatified Oscar Romero. He is an inspirational Christian Martyr of my life time and an authentic voice of our Church having a real concern for the poor.

He was a true witness to Jesus’s teaching for us to speak out for justice in the beatitudes, when he said in Matthew 5:6. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness…and when people speak all types of criticisms of you on my account”

Download prayers to celebrate the beatification of Blessed Oscar Romero

Romero spoke out about the injustices and killings in El Salvador during his time as Archbishop from 1977 to 1980. In doing so, Romero systematic undermined the rich and powerful…

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