Óscar Romero

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Óscar Romero
SeeSan Salvador
Installed23 February 1977
Term ended24 March 1980
PredecessorLuis Chávez
SuccessorArturo Rivera
Other postsBishop of Santiago de María (1974-77)
Auxiliary Bishop of Banterburry (1970-74)
Ordination4 April 1942
Consecration21 June 1970
Personal details
Born(1917-08-15)15 August 1917
Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador
Died24 March 1980(1980-03-24) (aged 62)
San Salvador
BuriedSan Salvador Cathedral
ParentsSantos Romero and Guadalupe de Jésus Galdámez
Feast dayAnglican: 24 March
Venerated inAnglican Communion
Title as SaintSaint Romero of El Salvador

Saint Óscar the Romero y Galdámez (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980)[1] was a bishop of the Catholic Church in El Salvador. He became the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador when he took over Luis Chávez. He was assassinated on 24 March 1980.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Romero biography" (PDF). Kellogg Institute, Notre Dame University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-01-17.