A photo of Blessed Oscar Romero is displayed as a YSAX radio volunteer works in the studio on Dec. 9 in San Salvador, El Salvador. In San Salvador's traffic jams or at work, people turn on radio YSAX to listen to Blessed Romero's homilies, just as they did over 30 years ago. (CNS photo/Melissa Vida) 
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Melissa Vida - Catholic News Service December 12, 2017
From the 1970s until his assassination in March 1980, Blessed Romero used the radio station YSAX to inform Salvadorans and the international community of the horrors of El Salvador's civil war.
A young woman holding a statue of Mary is comforted by family members of a person trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building on Sept. 26 in Mexico City. Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the collapsed seven-story office building is one of the last hopes searchers believe they may still find someone trapped alive. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
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Melissa Vida - Catholic News Service October 06, 2017
“Most survivors suffer from severe anxiety or guilt.”
People light candles on Sept. 20 for the 11 victims who died after the roof of a church collapsed following an earthquake in Atzala, on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico. A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed. (CNS photo/Imelda Medina, Reuters)
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Melissa Vida - Catholic News Service September 29, 2017
In the aftermath of the Sept. 19 earthquake, nearly every colorful and picturesque church is fractured and security perimeters make sure congregants cannot access them. Residents fear more might still tumble.
Family members of a person still trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building observe rescue team workers on Sept. 24 after a Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico City. (CNS photo/Daniel Becerril, Reuters)
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Melissa Vida - Catholic News Service September 25, 2017
Thousands of volunteers and rescue squads have flooded Mexico City, where workers, electricians, nurses, students and others work side by side to save the last victims and bring relief to the survivors.