Oscar Romero was born on the 15th of August 1917 in El Salvador. He had a big family. Even though he had more money than his neighbours he still had no electricity, or no running water and the children slept on the floor.
Oscars parents could not afford to send him to school when he was 12 years old, so he worked as a carpenter. He was a good carpenter. Although he still wanted to be a priest. He eventually became a priest when he was 25 years old in 1942.
In 1970 he became auxiliary bishop in san Salvador. In 1974 he became bishop of Santiago de maira.
During his two years as bishop of Santiago de maira, Romero was horrified to find that children were dying because their parents could not pay for simple medicines.
He died on the 24th of March 1980. He was 62 years old.
~ a biography by Sarah (5th)