Cardinal Salvadoran Catholic Church calls for justice for murder of Monsignor Romero

By Carmen Rodriguez

Salvadoran Cardinal, Gregoria Rosa Chavez, He said Wednesday at the Vatican that it is necessary to open the case for the murder of the martyr Bishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who will be named a saint on Sunday.

Romero was assassinated 24 March 1980 shot by a sniper of paramilitary groups in the Salvadoran right and so far there is no person convicted of the crime.

Salvadoran martyr saint bishop be appointed at the Vatican on Sunday at a special event in St. Peter's Square.

"We expect justice in the case, because if there is no justice there is no forgiveness. We had 20 years ambassadors who spoke ill of Monsignor Romero, people who said he was a communist. There needs to be justice for forgiveness ", said the Salvadoran Cardinal.

Rosa Chavez participated in a symposium in honor of Monsignor Romero, en el Pontifical Latin American College, in the Vatican, religious school where he studied Monsignor Romero. With Cardinal, He also participated in the presentation, Monsignor Vincenzo Plagia, postulator of the cause of canonization of the Salvadoran bishop.

Plagiarize meanwhile, He said more to apologize, For Romero has to be a precedent for the country, one of the most violent of Central America, there conversion and the work of the martyred bishop recognized.

Symposium in honor of Monsignor Romero
Rosa Chavez participated in a symposium in honor of Monsignor Romero, en el Pontifical Latin American College, in the Vatican, religious school where he studied Monsignor Romero.

"Romero wants there to party for his canonization, there conversion, You do not want to ask for forgiveness without any conversion. But it should fully recognize the martyrdom of Romero ", said Plagia.

This week, in El Salvador the brother of the martyred bishop, Gaspar Romero, asked the Salvadoran authorities do an investigation and that the case be reopened for the murder of his brother so that there is justice.

Vicente Chopin, director of the School of Theology of the University Don Bosco, He said also, Gaspar Romero, will make an application to be prevent public officials, that they have been identified for their alleged involvement in the murder of Romero, these will deliver any kind of posthumous awards.

The symposium which was attended by Cardinal Monsignor Rosa Chavez and Plagia, It is part of the activities taking place in the Holy See, prior to the canonization of Archbishop Romero, on Sunday.