Thursday, August 4, 2016

Blessed Romero an example of faith for youths, Panama bishops say


Blessed Oscar Romero was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass in the chapel of a local hospital, one day after calling on the government to end its violation of human rights against the population. Pope Francis recognized his martyrdom; he was beatified May 23.Blessed Romero an example of faith for youths, Panama bishops say: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For the young people who will attend World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, the life and martyrdom of Blessed Oscar Romero is a shining example of Christian faith in the midst of struggle and is the perfect patron for World Youth Day in Panama in 2019.

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