The Western Confucian links to the story: Salvadoran President Apologies for Killing of Archbishop Romero.
Archbishop Romero was no Leftist; he was a far more dangerous revolutionary than any mere Marxist or left-wing fanatic. He was a Catholic -- formed by the faith, loyal to the Pope, devoted to the Magisterium of the Church, committed to the Church's social teaching regarding the inviolability of the human person and the right of each one to live in peace. A witness to the Kingdom of God and a messenger of the Gospel of peace, Romero stood up to a malignant social order that rejected the truth that each person is made in the image of God. And for that he was gunned down by cowards wearing masks, by murderers grown fat off of the toil and misery of their people. Romero was a martyr both for the faith and for his people.
¡Óscar Romero, sacerdote santo de dios, ruega para nosotros!