Oscar Romero, Catholic Archbishop of San Salvador, assasinated on 24 March 1980 by a right wing group, because he spoke on behalf of the poor and the opressed. He was declared “Servant of God” by Pope John Paul II.
The need today is for Christians who are active and critical, who don’t accept situations without analyzing them inwardly and deeply. We no longer want masses of people like those who have been trifled with for so long. We want persons like fruitful fig trees, who can say yes to justice and no to injustice and can make use of the precious gift of life, regardless of the circumstances.
(Oscar Romero, The Violence of Love)