Journal for Peace and Justice Studies

Volume 13, Issue 2, 2003

Barbara E. Wall
Pages 81-83

Catholic Peacemakers and Policy in Latin America

This issue is a continuation of the theme of Catholic Peacemakers in the Americas with a focus on Latin American peacemakers such as Archbishop Oscar Romero and Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. The relationship between the Catholic Church and Latin American politics is one in which the "cross and crown" symbolize a relationship that dates back to the sixteenth century and the Spanish conquest of indigenous peoples throughout the Americas.