Don’t forget Romero Week 2016 begins next week and CAFOD Salford will be marking this special week. CAFOD and the Archbishop Romero Trust have worked closely together to promote the work and legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero and CAFOD is delighted to be promoting Romero Week 2016. The Archbishop Romero Trust is delighted to announce that this year Jesuit Fr Francisco de Roux will be its guest speaker for the commemorations of Blessed Oscar Romero’s martyrdom (24th March 1980).
Since the 1980’s Fr de Roux has been a leading voice in the efforts to seek a negotiated settlement to Colombia’s decades-long armed conflict. He has received numerous awards recognising his contribution to human rights and peace-building: among them the French Légion d’Honneur, Colombia’s National Peace Prize and the Chirac Foundation’s 2012 prize for Peace and Conflict Prevention.
Fr de Roux is speaking in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and London during Romero Week. The Diocese of Salford is delighted to be hosting a talk by Fr Francisco de Roux at Loreto College Chapel on Thursday 17th March at 7pm, see the poster below for more details. Please download the poster to print and display in your parishes and communities, by clicking on the link below:
For a downloadable video produced by CAFOD on the life and legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero, then please visit the CAFOD website: