By Duane WH Arnold, PhD (Indiana, USA):
President Obama has made a statement concerning Bl. Oscar Romero -
"I join people in El Salvador and around the world today in welcoming the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero," Obama said. "He fearlessly confronted the evils he saw, guided by the needs of his beloved pueblo, the poor and oppressed people of El Salvador."
"El Salvador has come a long way in the last 35 years," Obama said. "Today in El Salvador, and all of Central America, the United States is guided by the vision of Archbishop Romero."