Thursday, 16 June 2016

Report on Oscar Romero

Report Oscar Romero
Oscar Romero was born on August the 15th 1917 in Ciudad Barrios which is located in EL Salvador. He was a significant figure in El Salvador history. Oscar is and was looked up to for what he did for the country especially for the poor. He started to develop a passion for helping the poor when his friend Rutilio Grande was assassinated by the government while driving to a chapel for standing up for poor.

Oscar helped the poor by broadcasting his speeches against poverty, torture, social injustice and repression of the poor. The radio station later got blown up by the government. The government was incensed that Oscar was spreading the Christian message of peace.

On the afternoon of March 24th 1980, Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was brutally assassinated by a marksman when he was presenting mass. The community was in tears and started greving. The poor didn’t have someone to stand up for them.  One of Oscar Romero’s  quotes is, “A church that doesn’t provoke any cries, a gospel that doesn't unsettle, a world of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn't touch the real sin of the society in which is being proclaimed - what gospel is that.”


By Mikayla   

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