LA cathedral to host Mass celebrating 100th birthday anniversary of Blessed Oscar Romero

Archbishop José Gomez will celebrate the Spanish Mass on Aug. 13 at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral

People carry large portraits of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero during a rally in late March in San Salvador to pay tribute to the late archbishop, who was assassinated 35 years ago. Archbishop Romero, who will be beatified in San Salvador May 23, has become a symbol of Latin American church leaders’ efforts to protect their flocks from the abuses of military dictatorships. (CNS photo/Roberto Escobar, EPA)

The local Salvadoran Catholic community is inviting the faithful from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to celebrate the life and legacy of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero on Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles.

Archbishop José H. Gomez will celebrate the Spanish Mass at 12:30 p.m., which will commemorate the 100th birthday anniversary of Blessed Romero, who was shot and killed while leading Mass in his native El Salvador in 1980.

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