Blessed Oscar Romero's legacy of charity in El Salvador
San Salvador, El Salvador, Oct 11, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez, better known as Blessed Oscar Romero, once said that if El Salvador’s military oppressors killed him, he would “arise in the Salvadoran people.”
On March 24, 1980, Romero was assassinated in the middle of celebrating Mass, likely by a right-wing death squad. Not long afterwards, the country devolved into a devastating civil war that would last twelve years and claim more than 75,000 lives.
Though Romero’s earthly life may have ended, his love for God and the principles for which he stood— care and dignity for