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Oscar Romero

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Religious Figure

The Resume

    (August 15, 1917-March 24, 1980)
    Born in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador
    Archbishop of San Salvador the capital of El Salvador
    Murdered while saying Mass in retaliation for his criticism of government repression
    Received a doctorate in theology while studying in Rome

Why he might be annoying:

    Before becoming an auxiliary bishop, he spent most of his career safely ministering to the wealthy and as an academic and administrator.
    His doctorate was in ascetical theology, whatever that is.
    His full name was Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez.

Why he might not be annoying:

    After his friend, Father Rutilio Grande, was murdered for speaking against the oppressive government of El Salvador, Romero became a convert to his cause.
    He became the leader in the pro-democracy movement in El Salvador and throughout Central America.
    250,000 people attended his funeral, where they were fired upon after a bomb exploded.
    He died for a noble cause.
    Although some leftists and supporters of liberation theology have tried to co-opt him to their cause before and after his death, he explicitly rejected communism and remained faithful to the Catholic Church.
    The Catholic Church has declared him a martyr and is moving towards his canonization.

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 22 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 9 Votes: 11.11% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 36 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 151 Votes: 54.30% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 155 Votes: 46.45% Annoying