El Salvador: 'No saint without justice' — protesters want punishment for archbishop's killers

Several hundred protesters demanded justice and punishment for those involved in the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador on Wednesday, ahead of his canonisation in Rome. Demonstrators marched from Plaza Salvador del Mundo in the west of the city to the courts in the centre. People held images and portraits of the Catholic figure who is widely revered for speaking out against... Еще repression at the beginning of his country's decade-long civil war. «There can be no saint without justice, mainly because he sought justice for the poor parts of this country,» said one of the participants. Romero was killed in 1980 while he was celebrating Mass. No one has ever been prosecuted for his murder, but the United Nations-sponsored truth and reconciliation commission named right-wing paramilitary leader Roberto D'Abuisson as responsible for giving the final order. Pope Francis announced in March that the Archbishop will be made a saint. Canonisation is the final step in that process.

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