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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Bath: plaque honours Oscar Romero
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¬†A Bath resident carved a special plaque to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero ≠ murdered while celebrating Mass because he spoke out for the poor and dispossessed of El Salvador. Mike Nash, from Lambridge Place in Bath, a long-term CAFOD supporter, presented the plaque to CAFOD director Chris Bain at the CAFOD Gathering at the Newman Hall in Bristol on Saturday. The Bishop of Clifton, Rt Rev Declan Lang, also spoke at the event. Mr Nash said: "I'm honoured to make this plaque. It's my small way of showing respect for this inspirational figure and all he stood for. Romero is why my wife Liz and I became involved in CAFOD." Romero is an inspirational figure for El Salvador, the Catholic Church and CAFOD, who worked closely with him before his death and continue to fulfil his legacy by supporting development and human rights projects in the country. The 12-year war has scarred the country and traumatised its people: violent gang crime and human rights abuse continue. The anniversary of his assassination and move for beatification make his death highly pertinent, particularly at Easter. The exact anniversary of the assassination is 24 March. CAFOD South West held the Gathering for supporters from around Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. The event was CAFOD director Chris Bain's first visit to the region. Source: Clifton Diocese
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