AMERICA/EL SALVADOR - Preparation of the General Assembly of CELAM begins, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Mgr. Romero

Saturday, 5 November 2016 bishops   episcopal conferences   evangelization   martyrs  

San Salvador (Agenzia Fides) - The preparatory work for the next General Assembly of CELAM, to be held from 9 to 12 May 2017 in San Salvador (El Salvador), continues. In a statement sent to Fides, the Communications Department of CELAM says: "Next year will be the centenary of the birth of Mgr. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was martyred in 1980 while celebrating Mass. The Church of El Salvador, Central America and Latin America, live with joy the precious testimony of the Bishop who claimed social justice, peace, human rights and reconciliation". The choice of the venue for the next meeting of the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) was made on the occasion of 10 years of the meeting of Aparecida and the centenary of the birth of Msg. Romero. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 05/11/2016)