On Sunday 14th Oct 2018, Pope Francis declared Oscar Romero a saint of the Catholic Church. St Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador (Central America) from 1977 until 1980. He becomes a vocal critic of the oppression of the people by the government, army and others in positions of power. On 24th March 1980 he is shot and dies will he is celebrating Mass. Below are some of his words in which we can hear both his love of God and of the poor.
These can be downloaded at: St Oscar Romero handout
You can also access Caritas Australia’s biographical details of St Oscar Romero at: http://www.caritas.org.au/docs/primary-school-resources/oscar-romero-biography.docx