Who was Archbishop Oscar Romero?

Oscar Romero was Archbishop of San Salvador. He was assassinated on Monday March 24th 1980 as he was celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Divine Providence cancer hospital where he lived. Thirty five years later, he was declared a martyr of the Church, killed out of hatred of the faith, and was beatified on May 23rd 2015. On Sunday, 14 October 2018 he was officially recognised as St Oscar Romero. Find out more about Archbishop Romero here.

Below you can watch a short animation to introduce the life, witness, martyrdom and ongoing inspiration of St Oscar Arnulfo Romero.

You can find a detailed timeline of the Century of Romero 1917-2017 in the menu above under About Romero, or clicking: 1917-19671967-19771977-19801980-2017.