What would Oscar Romero say to Barack Obama?

COMMENTARY

The following commentary was taken from the Pax Christi USA Web site.

Today, March 24, we commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama visited Romero’s tomb in the cathedral of San Salvador, to conclude his first visit to Latin America and El Salvador.

It is an occasion that lends itself to reflection -- and action -- as Christians, human rights organizations, and people committed to peace and justice -- and to remember the legacy of Romero, the prophet-martyr of Latin America.

It is, as well, a moment to imagine what the archbishop might say to the president on this occasion.