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Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Birthplace of Oscar Romero

Lugar del nacimiento de Oscar Romero

 
 
Birthplace of Oscar Romero Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 14, 2015
1. Birthplace of Oscar Romero Marker
Inscription.
En esta casa nacio el 15 de Agosto de 1917,
Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero
Segundo Obispo de Santiago de Maria
(1974-1977)
y IV Arzobispo de San Salvador de 1977 a 1980.
En Memoria
El Obispado de Santiago de Maria
24 de Marzo de 1999

English translation
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.
In memory
The Diocese of Santiago de Maria
March 24, 1999

 
Erected 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
Wide view of Birthplace of Oscar Romero Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 14, 2015
2. Wide view of Birthplace of Oscar Romero Marker
The house is being remodeled as a museum dedicated to Oscar Romero. Technically he was not born in this exact house, but in a previous house at this location.
(approx. 24.4 kilometers away in Morazán); 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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