Remembering Romero – Prayer service 24th March

head_Remembering_ORThe life and words of Archbishop Oscar Romero remain an inspiration for our work today. As a priest and bishop in El Salvador his love for his people who were suffering violence and oppression led him to take their side and to denounce their oppressors. And so he was killed, whilst saying Mass, on 24th March 1980.

To commemorate the anniversary of his death we will hold an ecumenical prayer service at Christ the King Church at 7:30pm on Monday 24th March. This service is open to all, offering us all a chance to pray and reflect on the words of Oscar Romero in the light of our work today.

We hope you can make this event, which promises to be a moving and inspiring service during the season of Lent. You can download a poster here.

Click to download the Romero Poster


Monday 24th March, 7:30pm
Christ the King Church
Newborough Avenue
Llanishen, Cardiff
CF14 5DB

Parking is available at Christ the King Church, and we will offer teas and coffees after the event.

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About Kieran O'Brien

As CAFOD Diocesan Manager for South Wales I cover the two dioceses of Cardiff and Menevia. I promote and support fundraising, education, campaigning and other CAFOD related initiatives in the area, encouraging as many people as possible to support our work around the world.

One thought on “Remembering Romero – Prayer service 24th March

  1. I had sent this to the press, without response. Cardiff is rather far from Sheffield. However…
    Despite your interest in Latin America (Colombian peace talks…, 17 March), you have been strangely silent about El Salvador. You commented that conflict-resolution in Colombia was influenced by the process in Northern Ireland, but not that the Irish peace process was influenced by the UN-mediated Accords of 1992 that ended twelve (if not 60) years of war in El Salvador.

    The success of those Accords was shown on 16 March, in the endorsement by the Elections Tribunal of president-elect Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) as undoubted winner of the second-round elections on 9 March. The only legitimate option for ARENA’s defeated candidate might have been to rebuild his party before next year’s congressional elections. But Norman Quijano reacted with bluster and blunder – contempt for the law, scorn for the Accords ARENA had signed, ostentatious civic commotion, – and even a desperate plea to begin a new civil war!

    Sánchez will now assume the presidency from the FMLN’s first president, Mauricio Funes (2009-14), and cement a clear milestone in Salvadoran history. After four ARENA terms, El Salvador stands on the brink of transition, as historic as that won in recent years in South Africa – or for that matter in Ireland.

    As a truly national president, Sánchez has urged all his compatriots to face the difficult challenge of looking to the future, not to the past. Even those in the accident-prone defeated side in the civil war!

    Yours sincerely

    David Stead

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