BY CHRIS KERRMarch 24, 2017

March 24, 2017, marks 37 years since Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero was murdered while celebrating mass at the Hospital of Divine Providence in San Salvador, El Salvador. Romero served as a beacon of hope for Salvadorans marginalized by a repressive government during his short tenure as archbishop and continues to inspire the people of El Salvador as well as throughout the world.

In honor of this anniversary, ISN spoke with two staff members at Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ), Francisco Mena, executive director, and Elba Moreira, delegation coordinator. Having lived in El Salvador during Romero’s time and through their roles as solidarity bridge builders, Mena and Moreira offered unique perspectives on his death and legacy today. Since 1984, CRISPAZ has been working to create links between the people of El Salvador and the U.S. and Canada that around grounded in a sense of peace and common humanity. The interview was recorded on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and our guests joined us from their office in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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