Hundreds of people made a pilgrimage this March 24 in San Salvador for the anniversary of the assassination of Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero.
The priest fought for human rights in El Salvador and was assassinated in 1980. Devotees and activists demand justice and blame the crime on the authorities of the time.
Fran Omar, a Salvadoran activist, states: “Monsignor Romero was a victim of the dominant economic power that on many occasions threatened him with death for accompanying the poor. Surely we believe that he was being persecuted at this time because he was also denouncing all the situations that are taking place.”
The participants attended a religious ceremony in the chapel of the La Divina Providencia hospital, where the archbishop was assassinated.
Romero was beatified in 2015 and canonized in Rome on October 14, 2018 by Pope Francis.
The Fourth Court of Instruction of San Salvador reopened the case of the murder of Monsignor Romero in 2017 and in October 2018 ordered the Prosecutor’s Office to carry out a new investigation.