El Salvador’s ambassador in Germany, Anita Cristina Escher Echeverria, opened in the German city of Bonn the “Romero, Voice and Gaze” exposition, dedicated to the Salvadoran Catholic cleric murdered in 1980.
The opening at Casa Oscar Romero was attended by members of non-governmental organizations in solidarity with El Salvador and the Salvadoran community of Bonn and Cologne.
This exhibition is a reproduction of the “Romero” exhibit in the Museum of the Word and Image (MUPI) in San Salvador, said the Central American country’s embassy in a press release.
The welcoming remarks were given by Ulf Baumgaertner, representative of the NGO, Information Office on Latin America.
Subsequently, Ambassador Escher greeted the Salvadoran community and congratulated the organizers for the initiative to keep the figure of Monsignor Romero alive.
Each photograph contains a caption with a description translated into Spanish, English, and German, she explained.
The exhibition will be open until June 23, 2013 which will mark the fortieth anniversary of the “Casa Oscar Romero,” founded by Catholic priest Martin Huthmann as a Catholic student hostel.
Since 1983, it bears the name of Archbishop Romero, who was assassinated by Salvadoran rightwing paramilitaries.
The exhibition consists of 24 paintings alluding to the Salvadoran Catholic prelate’s life and contains a selection of private and unpublished photographs dating from before his appointment as Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977.Source: Prensa Latina.