Romero, Oscar

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Name
Romero, Oscar Gender: M
Romero, Oscar Arnulfo
born on 15 August 1917 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador, 13n46, 88w16
Timezone LMT m88w16 (is local mean time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°56' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 12°59'



Portrait of Oscar Romero 
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Oscar Romero
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Biography

El Salvadorian ecclesiastic, an activist Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador and martyr. A tireless worker for the poor and deeply devoted to justice, he was a gentle man considered a cautious nebbish who would cause difficulties for anyone. But when his friend and colleague, Father Grande, was murdered in 1977 for espousing liberation theology, the scales fell from his eyes. He denounced the military regime. He came close to militant political activism, frowned upon by Pope John Paul II, making it difficult for the Vatican to appraise him.

On 3/04/1980, he was murdered in front of the altar, shot to death through the heart while saying mass, one of 70,000 victims of the civil war. He became a martyr for much of the country, including the leftist front. A U.N. sponsored investigation blamed Romero's death on the far right. The case presented difficulties for the Vatican. While a church martyr, Romero also came close to militant political activism, which is frowned upon by Pope John Paul II.

Locals are pressing a petition to beatify Romero in 1996. When the pope visited on February 8, a delegation of young Salvadorans gave him 10,000 signatures urging his help in beatifying Monsignor Romero.

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Events

  • Death by Homicide 4 March 1980 (Murdered while saying mass, age 32)
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Source Notes

David Fisher quotes James Brockman "Oscar Romero."Pt found the quote on p. 33 "Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez was born in Ciudad Barrios, in the department of San Miguel, at 3:00 AM on August 15, 1917." PT notes that earlier versions of AstroDatabank incorrectly showed his birth year as 1947. PT also notes that the Astrological Association of Great Britain database lists his birth time as 08:53:04 AM, no source.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Shot)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Denounced military regime)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Dedicated to humanity)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Catholic Archbishop)
  • Vocation : Religion : Saint/ Stigmatist (Candidate for R.C. Sainthood)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection

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