March 24, 1980: Archbishop Óscar Romero Was Assassinated in El Salvador While Saying Mass

Mar 24, 2013
11:16 am

On March 24, 1980, Óscar Romero, the Archbishop of El Salvador, was assassinated while saying Mass and consecrating the Eucharist.

Romero symbolized part of Latin America's "liberation theology" movement, and his death still resonates to this day.

Whenever we think of Romero, we always think of the gorgeous tribute Rubén Blades makes in his classic song, "El Padre Antonio y su monaguillo Andrés.”