Thursday, 16 June 2016

Another Great Protester (Oscar Romero)

Oscar Romero

Oscar Romero was born on August 15th 1917 in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador. Oscar Romero was an Archbishop of San Salvador. He also was a person who protested against poverty, torture, assassinations and social injustice. Oscar Romero fought for these things until the last day of his life. He also tried to send a Christian message to all soldiers. Rutilio Grande was a close friend of Oscar Romero. When Rutilio Grande was driving to the chapel he was assassinated on July 5th 1928. On that day it formed Oscar’s passion of fighting for the poor.
After his conversion of heart he was then the voice for the poor. He let the poor know that there was still hope in spreading the word to others. Oscar Romero then went broadcasting to all of El Salvador. Although the government did not want him to speak on behalf of the poor. The government were then very angry and blew up his radio station. They also jammed its signal and bombed its offices.
The people he angered wanted Oscar Romero assassinated. Especially the government because of how Oscar Romero continued to protest against the treatment of the poor. A professional agent then came and assassinated him on March 24th 1980 while he was taking a Mass. The murderer was Roberto d’ Aubuisson. Thirty years after his assassination Oscar Romero was then beautified on May 23rd.

By Faith


  1. Hi Faith - Good to see you sharing your fabulous work on your blog - you have a lot of information about Oscar Romero - the world needs protestors don't you think?

  2. Hi Mrs Ashe of course our world would need protesters how else could our world be a safe and better place? Thanks for the nice comment Mrs Ashe!