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Oscar Romero Award

Archbishop Oscar Romero is a 20th century martyr of the Church. He was the archbishop of San Salvador in Central America. On 24 March 1980, in the chapel of the cancer hospital where he lived, he was shot dead at the altar by a death squad marksman as he was about to offer the bread and wine in the middle of Mass. He was canonised (recognised as a saint) on 14 October 2018 by Pope Francis in Rome, having been beatified on 23 May 2015.

The Oscar Romero award helps us to embed the principles of Catholic Social Teaching across the school. Archbishop Oscar Romero was the voice of the voiceless poor. He made an ‘option for the poor’ – they were at the very centre of his concerns. His love of God and his love of the poor were inextricably entwined. 

We are currently working towards Participator Level. 

Oscar Romero Award - St Bede's Catholic Primary School