This year Jesuit Fr Francisco de Roux will be the guest speaker for the commemorations of Blessed Oscar Romero’s martyrdom.
Since the 1980s Fr de Roux has been a leading voice in the efforts to seek a negotiated settlement to Colombia’s decades-long armed conflict. He has received numerous awards recognising his contribution to human rights and peace-building: among them the French Légion d’Honneur, Colombia’s National Peace Prize and the Chirac Foundation’s 2012 prize for Peace and Conflict Prevention.
Fr de Roux is speaking about ‘The Violence of Peacemaking: Archbishop Romero and the Search for Peace’, and will be the preacher at the annual ecumenical service in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London to mark Romero’s martyrdom, this year taking place at 11am on Saturday, 19 March. Details of the services, as well as anniversary Masses taking part across the UK, can be found below where you can also download a poster to advertise the ecumenical service.
Saturday, 19 March at 11am, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Download a poster here