NYC Honorary Street Names

Romero, A.

Bishop Arnulfo Romero Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 179th Street and Fort Washington Avenue
Honoree: Bishop Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980) was ordained in April 1942. He spoke against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture in El Salvador. He was a popular preacher who responded with real compassion to the plight of the poor. For 25 years, he gave dedicated pastoral service to the diocese of San Miguel. He was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. Thirty-five years later, he was declared a martyr of the Church, killed out of hatred of the faith and was beatified on May 23, 2015. (Rodriguez)

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