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Norfolk catholics remember El Salvador martyr

To mark the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero a special guest will speak in Norwich on Tuesday March 24, 2015 and his talk ‘He Heard their Voice: Archbishop Romero – Mystic and Prophet’ will be part of a national speaking tour.

St JohnCathedralOscar Romero was a priest and bishop in El Salvador, his love for his people who were suffering violence and oppression led him to take their side and to denounce their oppressors, he was killed, whilst saying Mass, on March 24, 1980, 

The US Dominican priest Fr Brian Pierce, (now based in Texas, he has previously lived and worked in Central America and Rome) will deliver the annual Romero Lecture at The Narthex, St John’s Cathedral, Norwich from 7.30pm, all are very welcome to attend this free event and learn more about Archbishop Romero and his legacy. Tea and coffee will be available alongside a bookstall from The Romero Trust. 
For more details of the Romero Trust check out their web site

St John’s Cathedral will also host their Hunger Lunches on Fridays in Lent from Friday February 20, 2015 to Friday March 27, 2015 in the Norfolk Room at The Narthex from 1.00pm. Following a simple soup lunch donations will be taken to send to Ernesto, their sponsored teacher in twinned parish of Tambogrande Peru. Ernesto works in a FeY Alegria, Faith and Joy high school in a rural area and teaches agricultural skills to the children.

Any enquiries ring Sarah Ebelewicz 01603 506873, and more details of the Cathedral and the work completed please check out their web site at

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