Oscar Romero Beatification & Festival of Peoples

Oscar Romero Beatification & Festival of Peoples

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Next weekend, Pope Francis will beatify Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador.

Archbishop Martin will celebrate the occasion at the Festival of Peoples Mass in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral at 6.30 pm on Sunday 24th May.  President Michael D. Higgins will attend.  The Mass will also celebrate the thousands of people who have come to live in our city and county in recent years from all over the globe.  There will be Irish and global music from massed choirs with many ethnic groups attending in traditional dress.

Everyone is welcome to attend this special occasion and if you have parishioners who have come to live here from abroad in recent years, please bring this celebration to their attention.

See link below to a newsletter on Oscar Romero, provided by the Trócaire committee of the Archdiocese of Dublin.
Newsletter: About Oscar Romero

In 1980 the RTÉ series Radharc made a film about the conflict in El Salvador, ‘Archbishop Oscar Romero: Who is for Liberation?’  Now, a new documentary ‘Who is for Liberation? – Radharc Revisited’ examines the old film and puts it into a contemporary context.  Airing on Monday 18th May at 11.35 pm on RTÉ One.