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Oscar Romero: “Tu non uccidere”

Il 24 marzo è per la Chiesa cattolica  la memoria di «San Romero de las Americas» e di tutti i missionari martiri

Manifestazione per Oscar Romero
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bambini salvadoregni con le immagini di Romero
Thousands gather outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador as the casket of slain Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero is carried into the church for funeral services, March 26, 1980.  The Catholic archbishop was slain as he officiated at a Mass at a San Salvador hospital.  (AP Photo/Valente Cotera)
A mourner carries a cross in a procession memorializing Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador, March 29, 1980.  Romero was shot while conducting Mass at the Divine Providence Church in San Salvador.  (AP Photo)
A portrait of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador, is carried down a street in the capital city of San Salvador as hundreds marched to mark the 14th anniversary of his assassination, March 24, 1994.  A gunman shot and killed Romero as he celebrated mass in 1980.  The Roman Catholic church has begun the lengthy process of gathering evidence to beatify Romero.  (AP Photo/John McConnico)
A nun clasps her hands in prayer as others gather around Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero after he was shot at the altar while saying Mass in a hospital chapel in San Salvador, March 24, 1980.  Right wing terrorists were suspected of the assassination.  (AP Photo)
People crowded into the Metropolitan Cathedral listen to a sermon by Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during the first Mass to be celebrated in the cathedral since it was abandoned by Popular Revolutionary Bloc militants in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 27, 1979. Romero said a national dialogue between the government and opposition groups was urgent and necessary to end the bloodshed in El Salvador. (AP Photo/P.W. Hamilton)
Nuns take part in a homily, the first act of the celebrations of the beatification of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday May 22, 2015. Huge crowds are expected at a Saturday ceremony to beatify Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for the faith this year by Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
A woman walks with an image of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, during a march in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, May 22, 2015. Huge crowds are expected at a Saturday ceremony to beatify Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for the faith this year by Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
FILE - This August 1977 file photo shows Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador. The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. It has helped redefine the Catholic Church's concept of martyrdom and paved the way for others killed for doing God's work to follow in Romero's saint-making footsteps. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this March 23, 1980, file photo, a nun plants a kiss on the forehead of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador at the Hospital of Divine Providence. Thirty-five years after a right-wing death squad assassin's bullet pierced his heart, Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero will join the hierarchy of the blessed this Saturday, May 23, 2015, even as conservative corners of El Salvador and the Vatican still harbor his critics. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo-Romero offers the host wafer during the communion rite to a member of the congregation during a church mass in San Salvador, El Salvador on Jan. 13, 1980. Pope Francis has cleared the way for slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that a churchman who stood up for the poorest of the poor in the face of right-wing oppression should be a model for Catholics today. (AP Photo/Cotera, file)
FILE -- In this March, 24, 2015 file photo, Maria del Pilar Perdomo, 58, holds up a framed portrait of slain Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Arnulfo Romero, during a procession to mark the 35th anniversary of his assassination in San Salvador, El Salvador. Pope Francis has cleared the way for slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that a churchman who stood up for the poorest of the poor in the face of right-wing oppression should be a model for Catholics today. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
In this Aug. 2. 2018 photo, a group of pilgrims carrying posters to Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, take part in a religious procession in San Salvador, El Salvador, on the occasion of the 101 birthday of the archbishop who was killed in 1980. Romero will be canonized in Rome by Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
In this Oct. 3. 2018 photo, the Mitre belonging to Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero with the text in Spanish that reads
A man holds a poster of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during a precession, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Thousands of believers started celebrating the imminent canonization of Archbishop Romero with a procession that starts from the Salvador del Mundo Plaza to the Cathedral of San Salvador, where the remains of Romero are interred. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
Pilgrims fly a banner of El Salvador's Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero as they wait for Pope Francis to arrive for a Stations of the Cross event at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua, along the Cinta Costera of Panama City, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Romero was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass in El Salvador during the Central American nation's civil war. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
FILE - In this  Saturday, March 24, 2018 filer, a man walks past a mural depicting the late Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero on an exterior wall of the Metropolitan Cathedral where a Mass was offered to mark the anniversary of the archbishop's death, in San Salvador, El Salvador. Pope Francis has moved the Rev. Rutilio Grande, a Jesuit priest who inspired St. Oscar Romero and was himself a victim of El Salvador's right-wing death squads, a step closer to possible sainthood. Francis approved a decree Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 proclaiming Grande a martyr for the Catholic faith. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)

«State ammazzando i vostri fratelli, state ammazzando il vostro stesso popolo. Davanti alla legge ingiusta di ammazzare deve prevalere la legge morale di Dio: “Tu non uccidere”. Per questo vi chiedo, vi supplico, vi esorto: “Cessi la repressione!”».

Con queste parole rivolte il 23 marzo 1980 ai soldati sotto il comando della dittatura dei possidenti salvadoregni il vescovo Oscar Arnulfo Romero pronunciò il suo ultimo appello in difesa delle vittime di una repressione indiscriminata e brutale: il giorno dopo, 24 marzo, verrà ucciso da un sicario mentre celebrava messa. Questa data è ora proposta dalla Chiesa come memoria dei missionari martiri, tra i quali vanno ricompresi i tanti uomini e donne del popolo salvadoregno condannati a morte per la loro fedeltà evangelica ai poveri.

Nelle foto Ap alcuni frammenti storici di questa storia segnata dall’invito esplicito e senza remore a “non uccidere”.

Su Romero e i martiri salvadoregni ampia rassegna sul sito di Anselmo Palini.  https://anselmopalini.it/articoli-pubblicati/articoli-relativi-a-oscar-arnulfo-romero/

 

Qui un video con l’audio del suo ultimo intervento corredato da filmati dell’epoca

 

 

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