Abstract

Bishop Anthony M. Pilla served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland for twenty-five years. Appointed in 1980, his first official act was to receive the bodies of Sister Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan from El Salvador. In this interview, Bishop Pilla reflects on his time as Bishop of Cleveland and on the martyrdom of "The Four Church Women." He discusses the political side of sending a team of missionaries to a foreign country and on dealing with politicians in both the United States and El Salvador. Other topics include the impact of the work of the Catholic Church on the Salvadoran people and the common misconceptions among politicians, both in the United States and El Salvador towards the work of the missionaries.

Creator

Pilla, Anthony (interviewee)

Creator

Morris, Chris (interviewer)

Project

Protest Voices

Date

8-4-2016

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

58 minutes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

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