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Pope sends letter of beatification for Oscar Romero

At the Vatican Pope Francis has started the beatification process for Oscar Romero of El Salvador. The long awaited beatification of Oscar Romero has been initiated. Archbishop Oscar Romero  was shot dead by a sniper as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel on 24 March 1980. It is estimated that over 250,000 people celebrated the next steps in Romero becoming a saint. Oscar Romero was outspoken during the civil war in El Salvador, much like Father Jerzy Popielusko was in Poland. It is believed that his stand against politics may have been the reason he was killed. Archbishop Romero was known for   “I implore you, I beg you, I order you in the name of God: Stop the repression.~ O.Romero” Click To Tweet   According to the Vatican “Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Msgr. José Luis Escobar Alas, on the occasion of the beatification of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez. In the letter, the Holy Father says that “the voice of the newly Blessed continues to resonate today to remind us that the Church, a convocation of brothers surrounding their Lord, is the family of God, in which there should be no division.” He recalled Archbishop Romero’s words as he wrote of the necessary to renounce “the violence of the sword, of hate” and to live “the violence of love, that left Christ nailed to the Cross, that makes each one of us overcome selfishness and so that there be no more such cruel inequality between us.”   […]


Father Jerzy Popieluszko during a conversation with Lech Walesa in the church. Bridget in Gdansk. On the left side of the Father. Henryk Jankowsk

Street shall be named for Bl. Fr.. Jerzy Popieluszko

I have just received information from the City Council. During today’s session it was decided that a Gdańsk will have a street Bl. Fr.. Jerzy Popieluszko – says Dr. Charles Nawrocki, head of the Institute of National Remembrance OBEP in Gdansk. Name of the blessed will receive a New Embankment on Young City, crossing the former shipyard sites, running near the monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers and the European Solidarity Centre. – An excellent location and very prestigious place, frequented by tourists – enjoys Dr. Nawrocki. – New Wałowa has become in the future the Solidarity heart of the district where others will also be memorialized opposition activists and people of “Solidarity” – he added. Recall that the initiative to name one of the streets named Blessed Gdansk. Fr.. George came out a few months earlier Gdansk branch of the Institute of National Remembrance. IPN wrote in this regard to the President of the City Council Bogdan Oleszka. IPN letter were sent to the committee of culture and promotion at the Gdansk City Council. More on this topic HERE . – We are pleased with the rapid reaction of the city authorities. It is hard to imagine that in Gdansk, which is the cradle of “Solidarity”, its patron did not have its street. Especially in the context of falling in the 35th year anniversary of the “S” – emphasizes K. Nawrocki. Ks. Popieluszko united numerous links with Gdansk. In August of 1981. He participated, among others, the sacrifice of the cross on Westerplatte and […]