Southwark archdiocese to honour Romero in centenary year

Posted January 8, 2017 3:19 pm by Editor

Southwark archdiocese to honour Romero in centenary year

(Vatican Radio) The English archdiocese of Southwark has announced that it has been granted permission by the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship to add Blessed Oscar Romero to its liturgical calendar.

The Archbishop of Southwark Peter Smith, said on January 1st that a ‘liturgical commemoration’ may be celebrated annually in St George’s Cathedral, on March 24th, the anniversary of Romero’s martyrdom.

Romero, the former archbishop of San Salvador was assassinated as he celebrated Mass in March 1980, targeted because of his outspoken words and actions in defence of the victims of El Salvador’s civil war.  In February 2015 Romero was declared a

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