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25 Years Later, Murders Of Jesuit Priests In El Salvador Resonate In Massachusetts05:36
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Thousands joined the candlelit procession, traveling throughout the campus of the University of Central America to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and daughter. (Shannon Dooling / WBUR)
Thousands joined the candlelit procession, traveling throughout the campus of the University of Central America to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and daughter. (Shannon Dooling / WBUR)
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In El Salvador Saturday night, a gathering drew thousands of people, including Jesuit priests from the College of the Holy Cross and Boston College. They were joined by Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern. The event commemorated the murders of six Jesuit priests by the Salvadoran army 25 years ago.

The commemoration of those murders resonates in Massachusetts. The state is home to a large and growing community of Salvadoran immigrants, and there's been a recent and dramatic upsurge in the migration Salvadoran children to the U.S. border with Mexico. Two congressmen from Massachusetts played a large role in recent Salvadoran history.

WBUR reporter David Boeri and producer Shannon Dooling are in San Salvador to report on the crisis of child migration. Boeri joined WBUR's Weekend Edition from San Salvador.

This segment aired on November 16, 2014.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.

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