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Mark 8:2 I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.
While the Salvadoran government initially welcomed the conservative cleric, many of his colleagues feared Romero would stymie the development of liberation theology’s commitment to the poor. Instead, Romero spoke fearlessly in the midst of systematic persecution of the church and violence toward the poor. He believed that the profound social revolution most needed was the unity of the church in worship of the Living God for a people in need of liberation. Romero knew that the hope of the poor was in the church being the living and active Body of Christ.
MOVING FORWARD: Spend some time researching and meditating on the life of Archbishop Romero.
Today the Church remembers Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, 1980, and the Martyrs of El Salvador.