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Óscar Romero

Fourth Archbishop of San 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.

Óscar Romero
Óscar Arnulfo Romero.jpg
Óscar Romero, 1978
Born(1917-08-15)15 August 1917
Died24 March 1980(1980-03-24) (aged 62)
PredecessorLuis Chávez
SuccessorArturo Rivera
Parent(s)Santos Romero and Guadalupe de Jésus Galdámez

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Romero biography" (PDF). Kellogg Institute, Notre Dame University. Retrieved 2008-01-17.