Follow Archbishop John's Pilgrimage to El Salvador

Between 9th - 17th February Archbishop Wilson will be on pilgrimage in El Salvador where, at the invitation of the Romero Trust, he will be discovering the places that were integral to the life and ministry of St Oscar Romero.

Wall Painting of Romero and Rutillio Grande

Archbishop John's Pilgrimage will take him from San Salvador, where Romero served as Archbishop and was assassinated in the Chapel of the Hospital de la Providencia, to

The Vestment of St Oscar Romero in which he was assassinated

Ciudad Barrios, known as the 'Cradle of Romero' in the North-East of the country, where he was born, baptised, confirmed and where he celebrated his first Mass. 

The Archbishop will also visit the community of El Mozote, where the terrible massacre of over 800 men, women and children was undertaken by the Salvadorian army in December 1981. He will also meet Cardinal Rosa Chavez, a former Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador and the former President of Caritas Latin America and Caribbean, who was a close colleague and friend of St Oscar Romero.

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Mosaic of Romero and the People at the Hospital de la Divina Providencia