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  • A photo exhibition with pictures of the victims was placed in the Centro-American University of El Salvador (Photo: EFE)

    A photo exhibition with pictures of the victims was placed in the Centro-American University of El Salvador (Photo: EFE)

University of Central America carried out several acts honoring the lives of Jesuit Priests whom were killed by the El Salvadoran government.  

Students from the University of Central America (UCA) of El Salvador celebrated the lives of six Jesuit Priests whom were killed by the military in 1989. The University paid homage to the victims with a mass, a procession and an academic forum to discuss the impact of their legacy.  

On Nov. 26 1989, the El Salvadoran army stormed the university campus killing the Spanish priests Ignacio Ellacuria, Segundo Montes, Armando Lopez, Ignacio Martin Baro and Juan Ramon Moreno. 

The soldiers, who were trained by the U.S. army, also killed the Salvadorian Jesuit Joaquin Lopez, as well as Elba Ramos and her daughter Celina, who was only 15 years old.

In 1991, 20 of the soldiers who participated in the massacre were convicted but were later pardoned due to a domestic amnesty law.

The slaughter was carried out during Salvadorian civil war which lasted 12 years from 1980 until 1992, leaving more than 75,000 dead people.

 

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