This weekend, the government of El Salvador will issue a formal apology for its persecution of the Jesuit order during the bloody civil war of the 1980s. This comes a couple of months after the honouring six priests, killed 20 years ago. For all the murdered priests, nuns, catechists and ordinary churchgoers it's all a little late, but it's still pretty incredible news given the scale of the search for reconciliation and justice that this country still faces nearly 20 years since the shooting stopped.

Read the whole story here.

Peter Schineller, S.J.

Comments

KEVIN MURRAY | 1/16/2010 - 11:52am
Some day, hopefully, our own government will also apologize for its role in training those who engaged in this persecution.