Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was shot during Mass because he preached nonviolence and the end to government cruelty and torturing of citizens. He preached against the government and therefore was shot for it.
Well, he was archbishop for three years and died while still in office in 1980, therefore, Oscar Romero was appointed archbishop in 1977, but he was an auxiliary bishop of San Salvador since 1970 and was appointed bishop of Santiago… Full Answer
Archbishop Oscar Romero held the see of San Salvador in El Salvador. He was assassinated on March 24th, 1980 while saying Mass when an assassin's bullet penetrated his heart. A right-wing militant group headed by former Major Roberto D'Aubuisson was… Full Answer
Oscar Romero was an Archbishop of the Catholic Church who was killed as he was saying Mass in San Salvador, El Salvador. This occurred on March 24, 1980 because he criticized the Revolutionary Government Junta.
When Oscar Romero was elevated to Archbishop, his country of El Salvador was in the midst of a civil war between the wealthy, priviledged upper class and the poor who made up the majority of the population. Archbishop Romero tried… Full Answer
Archbishop Romero frequently spoke out against the cruelty and oppression of the government of El Salvador. This angered the government at its supporters. A member of the extreme right-wing death squad shot him while he was saying Mass.
Archbishop Romero was assassinated "one day after a sermon in which he had called on Salvadoran soldiers, as Christians, to obey God's higher order and to stop carrying out the government's repression and violations of basic human rights." [Wikipedia]