Welcome to the website of the Archbishop Romero Trust.

Oscar Romero was a priest and bishop in El Salvador. 

His love for his people who were suffering violence and oppression led him to take their side and to denounce their oppressors. 

And so he was killed, whilst saying Mass, on 24th March 1980.


Archbishop Romero was officially recognised as Blessed Oscar Romero on 23 May in El Salvador. For information on the Beatification click here.  

Many dioceses are holding a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the occasion. Liturgy resources and ideas can be found here.

Information on how to watch the celebrations live can be found here.

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This website makes available a precious resource bank of materials on Archbishop Romero’s life and martyrdom:

  • texts of his homilies as Archbishop between 1977 and 1980 and his four Pastoral Letters all in English translation;
  • photographs from childhood to his assassination and funeral;
  • links to other websites, news of future events and much more.
You can also find further information about the Archbishop Romero Trust and its patrons and trustees, how to become a ‘Friend of Romero’ and how to support the work of the Trust financially.

Julian Filochowski,
Chair, Archbishop Romero Trust


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