Sunday, March 20, 2011

President Obama to Visit Tomb of Archbishop Romero; Watch "Romero" the Movie

President Obama is scheduled to visit the tomb of the martyr, Archbishop Oscar Romero.  He was murdered while saying Mass in 1980.

From The Washington Post:

"Romero spoke out against repression by the U.S.-backed Salvadoran army during the Central American country’s 12-year civil war in which at least 75,000 people died. He was gunned down March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel. The government and leftist guerrillas reached a peace treaty in 1992."

It has been a while since I've seen the movie Romero, in which Raul Julia starred in it playing Archbishop Romero, but it is a very powerful film, very worthwhile watching.  I am posting the trailer and the first two parts of the movie Romero below.  Then throughout the upcoming week I will post the remainder of the movie.

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