Updated: March 25, 2021 05:32 AM GMT
Catholics visit the crypt of the Salvadoran Saint Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980) during the events commemorating the 41th anniversary of his assassination, at the Cathedral of San Salvador, on March 24, 2021. (Marvin Recinos/AFP)
On March 24, the United Nations commemorated the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.Little do many people know about this day, but for the Salvadorean people, it is the day they lost their dearly beloved Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero, globally known as San Romero of the Americas.Memories of the tiny country of El Salvador came back to my mind in kaleidoscopic vividness. The Carmelite Chapel in San Salvador was a witness to the brutal killing by a mercenary sniper that caused Msgr. Romero’s instant death due to shock and loss of blood.