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East Oakland Catholic organization celebrates the canonization of Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero

on October 30, 2018

Óscar Romero was an Archbishop in El Salvador. On March 24, 1980, he was shot inside his church while delivering the Eucharist. His death is often referred to as the catalyst for the 12-year civil war in El Salvador. Although no one has been convicted and tried for his murder, the United Nations’ Truth Commission for El Salvador concluded the leader of the death squad Mano Blanca,Roberto D’Aubisson, ordered the hit.

On October 14, 38 years after his death, Romero was canonized by the Vatican, making Saint Romero the first saint of El Salvador. Salvadorans around the world celebrated his canonization including members of the Oakland Catholic Worker in Fruitvale.

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