March 25, 2015
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — More than 3,000 people filled the pews of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles March 22 for a Spanish Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.
“My brothers and sisters, today we are celebrating Archbishop Romero’s memory. And we are giving thanks to God that Pope Francis has declared that he was a martyr and has scheduled his beatification for this coming May,” said Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles.
Salvadoran priests, including one who worked closely with Archbishop Romero, concelebrated the Mass attended by California Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. and several diplomatic leaders.