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1. Decree No. 977 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: (I).-in accordance with rule 131, 22 ° Ordinal of the Constitution of the Republic, is Faculty of this organ of State, granted to individuals or populations, titles, honorary distinctions and gratuities, compatible with the form of Government established by relevant services to the homeland.
II.-that article 6, literal to) the honorary distinctions, rewards and titles Act, establishes that the honorary distinctions of "son or daughter Mariasela of El Salvador", constitute a very high distinction and will be awarded to the Salvadoran people who engage in or have engaged in humanitarian and altruistic activities, or their momentous contributions or services to human knowledge , in such a way, that said provide represent national, regional or universal benefit.
III.-that Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero and Galdamez, who was born in the municipality of Ciudad Barrios, Department of San Miguel, on August 15, 1917 and passed away in Havana on March 24, 1980, was a Salvadoran Catholic priest and fourth Archbishop Metropolitan of San Salvador (1977-1980), famous for his preaching in defense of human rights and for having died murdered during the celebration of the mass.
IV-which also Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, was noted for his pastoral work which spread a hopeful message of life for the entire population, denouncing in his Sunday homilies numerous violations of human rights, and expressing publicly their solidarity towards the victims of the political violence in the country; whereas you within the Catholic Church as a Bishop defending the "preferential option for the poor", saying in one of his Homilies, that: «the Church's mission is to identify with the poor, thus the Church found his salvation».
V between the multiple distinctions and recognitions given to him, stands that this legislature, on day four of the 2010 March, declared by Legislative Decree N ° 294, March 24 of each year as "Day national of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero and Galdámez", pastoral work and hopeful message of life that it provided to the Salvadoran population.
VI. that Monsignor Romero is one of the ten 20th-century martyrs represented in statues of Westminster Abbey, London England and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
2 VII.-December 21, 2010, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed March 24 as "Day international of the right to the truth in relation to violations Graves of los rights human and of the dignity of victims", in order to promote the memory of the victims of serious violations of human rights and the right to truth and justice , and pay tribute by dedicate his life to the struggle to promote and protect the human rights of all and all.
VIII.-on 24 March 1990 is initiating the cause of canonization of Msgr. Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, and on 3 February 2015 Pope Francisco authorized the promulgation of the Decree of the Congregation for the causes of Saints who have declared Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez Church martyr, murdered by 'faith hate'. The beatification ceremony will be held in the city of San Salvador of May 23, 2015.
IX. that pursuant to the aforementioned merits, is appropriate to grant the honorific distinction postmortem, of "son he of El Salvador" at Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, as humanist devoted to the defence of human rights, the protection of human life and the promotion of the dignity of the human being.
Therefore, in use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the Deputy Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales;
and with the support of members and the members: Lorraine Guadalupe Pena Mendoza, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Irma Lourdes palaces Vasquez, Damian Alegria, Ana Lucía Baires de Martínez, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacón, Dario Alejandro girls Argueta, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Carlos Cortez Hernandez, Rosa Alma Cruz Marinero, Raúl Omar Cuéllar, Nery Arely Diaz Aguilar, Antonio Echeverría Veliz, Emma Julia Fabián Hernández , Santiago Flores Alfaro, Norma Fidelia Ramirios Guevara, José Augusto Hernandez Gonzalez, Estela Karina Ivette Sosa, Audelia Guadalupe López de Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, martyr Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Rolando Mata Fuentes, Jose Santos Melara Yanes, Guillermo Antonio Olivo Méndez, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, David Rodriguez Rivera, Sonia Margarita Rodriguez Sigüenza and Jaime Gilberto Valdez Hernandez.
Decree: Article 1.-declared Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, "son he of El Salvador", post-mortem, in recognition of its values and important and valuable social and pastoral work, selflessly dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and the dignity of the Salvadorans and Salvadoran, and for their dedication to the service of humanity.
Article 2.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
3 die in the Blue Hall of the PALACIO LEGISLATIVO: San Salvador, to the nine days of the month of April of the year two thousand and fifteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJIVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGLE MILE, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, to the seventeenth day of the month of April of the year two thousand and fifteen.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Ramon Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of the Interior and Territorial Development.
D. o. No. 69 volume no. 407 date: April 20, 2015 FN/adar 13-05-2015 legislative index
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