URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,673 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

El Salvador archbishop praises nation’s president for ‘steps towards democracy’

Catholic World News - June 09, 2010

One year after Mauricio Funes assumed office as president of El Salvador, the nation’s leading prelate has lauded him for taking “significant steps” to foster democracy. “Beyond the partisan differences, progress has been made democratically,” said Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador. “Continue working in this democratic line,” he advised, “to ensure the good of all before the good of the parties.”

In March, President Funes apologized for the 1980 murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The archbishop’s assassins “unfortunately acted with the protection, collaboration or participation of state agents,” he said. “These illegal armed groups terrorized the civilian population during those dark years, leaving behind thousands of victims.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,323 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,677.12
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days