Gabriel San Roman
Public Memorial in LA to Celebrate Blase Bonpane's Legendary Activist Life
This Memorial Day weekend, activists will gather in remembrance of Blase Bonpane, a former Maryknoll priest turned peace activist. By the time of his death on April 8, just shy of his 90th birthday, Bonpane left behind a legacy of peacemaking, especially in war-torn Central America during the 1980’s and founded, alongside his wife Theresa, the Office of the Americas. That lifelong commitment to justice is set to be the focus of a public memorial in Bonpane’s honor on Sunday at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, a favored sanctuary among local leftists.
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