EL SALVADOR: Murder at the Altar

A fearless archbishop falls victim to the terror of a torn nation

I am prepared to offer my blood for the redemption and resurrection of El Salvador. If God accepts the sacrifice, I hope it will be a seed of liberty and a sign of hope.

—Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdames, Archbishop of San Salvador

At 6 p.m. on a hot, humid evening in San Salvador last week, 60 worshipers gathered in the small, modern chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence for a memorial Mass. Officiating was the Archbishop of San Salvador, a...

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