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Blessed Oscar Romero

March 24

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of March, repeating indefinitely

(1917-1980)

In radio broadcasts to the country, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador supported reforms to lift people out of poverty and commanded government soldiers to stop killing people. He was shot and killed by the government death squad while he said Mass. “A Church that does not unite itself to the poor … is not truly the Church of Jesus Christ,” he said.

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