Saint of Salvador

Oscar Romero and the Communion of the Saints
Scott Wright
Orbis, $20, 174 pp.

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, Orbis Books has published a pictorial biography of Romero that is beautifully rendered. It will serve for years as a substantive introduction to the life, death, and legacy of this great Latin American saint—there can be no other word for him.

The text is by Scott Wright, a North American who met Romero in Mexico in 1979 and subsequently spent years living with villagers in the mountains...

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Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of Commonweal.