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Sunday, March 24th, 2019

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6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Holy Innocents St. Paul's Church, 7001 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135

El Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, now recognized as a saint by the Catholic church, was a beloved priest and advocate against social and economic injustice.  In his last homily, on March 23, 1980, he called on Salvadoran soldiers and police to stop following orders to kill civilians, and stop the repression. “The peasants you kill are your own brothers and sisters,” preached Romero. “When you hear a man telling you to kill, remember God’s words, ‘Thou shalt not kill.'” The next day, Romero was gunned down while he was celebrating Mass.

 

This service will honor Romero's legacy.