The Commission hosted a presentation of the 2016 Romero Lecture, which the Archbishop Romero Trust organises (with support from CAFOD and Pax Christi) every year.

This year the title of the lecture was

“The Violence of Peacemaking: Oscar Romero and the search for peace”

The lecture was given by Fr. Francisco de Roux SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Colombia and someone who has been involved in the peace process between Government and rebel leaders for many years.

Romero Lecture

Given at Leeds Cathedral Hall on 16 March by Fr.Francisco de Roux SJ. With an introduction by Julian Filochowski and Clare Dixon of the Romero Trust. Video courtesy of Johan Bergstrom-Allen


We have taken a transcript of the lecture and turned it into a PDF booklet that you can download.

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