Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
Birthplace of Oscar Romero
Lugar del nacimiento de Oscar Romero
Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero
Segundo Obispo de Santiago de Maria
y IV Arzobispo de San Salvador de 1977 a 1980.
El Obispado de Santiago de Maria
24 de Marzo de 1999
In this house on August 15, 1917, was born
Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero
Second bishop of Santiago de Maria
And IV Archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 to 1980.
The Diocese of Santiago de Maria
March 24, 1999
Location. 13° 45.956′ N, 88° 16.305′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Century of Ciudad Barrios (within shouting distance of this marker); Oscar Romero Park (within shouting distance of this marker); El Mozote (approx. 22.5 kilometers away in Morazán); El Mozote Children's Memorial (approx. 22.5 kilometers away in Morazán); French and Mexican recognition (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in Morazán); Peugeot armored car 75 mm cannon (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in Morazán); Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan (approx. 24.4 kilometers away in Morazán). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Barrios.
Also see . . .
1. The Beatification of Óscar Romero. New Yorker article (05/19/2015) on the life of Oscar Romero:...From the pulpit, Romero lectured politicians, soldiers, popular organizations, and guerrillas alike; he urged them to renounce violence and he demanded social justice. He reminded the Salvadoran élites that peace could not be achieved in an unequal society. He accused them of maintaining “insulting” privileges through repression. He usually read detailed reports about people who had been killed or disappeared, and on massacres committed by the Army. And then, on March 24, 1980, a sniper from a right-wing death squad shot Romero in the heart while he was officiating Mass in a chapel in San Salvador. (Submitted on May 21, 2015.)
2. El Salvador, divided by its first saint. PRI's article (05/21/2015) on how the different perspectives on Romero's legacy still divide Salvadorean society. (Submitted on May 21, 2015.)
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