BY Daniel Harkins | March 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

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Commemorative Oscar Romero events in Glasgow on 34th anniversary of his death

Jesuit theologian Fr Martin Maier will give a talk at St Aloysius College on Monday on Oscar Romero, the late archbishop of El Salvador, who was killed by a death squad

A special lecture and Mass will take place in Glasgow on Monday in commemoration of a Salvadorian bishop who was killed while fighting for social justice.

Oscar Romero was made Archbishop of El Salvador in 1977 and spent his time campaigning on behalf of the poor and speaking out against human rights violations by a government involved in murder and torture. In 1980 he was assassinated while saying Mass. No one was ever prosecuted for the crime.

Pope Paul II visited El Salvador three years after the bishop’s death and paid tribute to him saying he was ‘a zealous and venerated pastor who tried to stop violence.’

A commemorative Mass will take place for the bishop at 6:30pm in St Aloysius Church, Garnethill, Glasgow, on Monday March 24—the 34th anniversary of his death. This will be followed by a lecture from German Jesuit theologian Fr Martin Maier at 7:30pm in St Aloysius College.

The talk is presented by The Archbishop Romero Trust and is sponsored by the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) and by the Centre for Social and Environmental Justice at St Aloysius College.

 

—For details about attending the Mass or lecture visit www.romero.ogilviecentre.com

—daniel@sconews.co.uk

 

 

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