Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was born on the 15th of August, 1917, in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador, and was a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador. He has always respected the Catholic Church since he was a child, but has experienced some devastating and hard times along the way. He started slowly but continued to believe and succeeded in getting his message across. Many people respected him and he had followers that stayed along his side every step of the way.
As archbishop, he witnessed numerous violations of human rights and began a ministry speaking out on behalf of the poor and victims of the country's civil war. His conscience told him to embrace a non-violent form of liberation theology, and he was martyred for his non-violent advocacy. In 1937 left for the national seminary run by the Jesuits in San Salvador, but sadly returned to his father passing away. In 1939, World War II was spreading throughout Europe. Italy was right in the middle of conflict, having officially entered the war by 1940. Many of Romero's fellow seminarians chose to return home before the conflict worsened, but Romero and several others stayed…show more content… He remained in Rome to obtain doctoral degrees in theology, working on ascetical theology. He began working as a parish priest in Anamorós but then moved to San Miguel where he worked for over 20 years. He was later appointed Rector of the inter-diocese seminary in San Salvador. In 1966, he was chosen to be Secretary of the Episcopal Conference for El Salvador, and also became Director of "Orientación", the archdiocesan newspaper. In 1970 he was appointed auxiliary bishop to San Salvador Archbishop Luis Chávez y González. He took up his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Santiago de María in December 1975. On February 23, 1977, he was appointed archbishop of San Salvador. In February 1980, he was given an honorary doctorate by the Catholic University of