Minnesota guitarist pays tribute to slain Salvadoran archbishop in song

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May 20, 2015

Minnesota musician Rob Hahn, a parishioner at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul, poses for a photo at his home May 15.  Hahn recently recorded his 24-year-old song "Romero" to celebrate Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification May 23. The song is available at www.romerosong.com. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit) See ROMERO-HAHN May 20, 2015.

Minnesota musician Rob Hahn, a parishioner at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul, poses for a photo at his home May 15. Hahn recently recorded his 24-year-old song “Romero” to celebrate Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification May 23. The song is available at www.romerosong.com. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Minnesota musician Rob Hahn hopes a song he wrote to pay tribute to Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will inspire people to take a stand against injustice.

Hahn, a parishioner at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul, learned about the life and death of Archbishop Romero in 1991 during a theology class at the University of Notre Dame. Back in his college dorm, the character of the Latin American prelate inspired the self-taught guitarist to write “Romero.”

But he only recently recorded the 24-year-old song, inspired by Pope Francis naming the slain archbishop a martyr for the faith earlier this year.

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