Father Doug Koesel is a Catholic Priest serving at Blessed Trinity Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He was part of the Cleveland Latin American Mission team in El Salvador from 1981 to 1986. In this interview, he discusses his experience in El Salvador, working with the people, and trying to educate Americans on the situation in El Salvador. He also discusses the two trials connected to the murder of Sisters Dorothy Kazel, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, and Jean Donovan. Fr. Koesel reflects on how the lessons he learned from the people of El Salvador have colored his own ministry. and his commitment to social justice issues. His parish at Blessed Trinity has sent missionaries to Haiti in the wake of the earthquake that occurred in 2010.
Koesel, Douglas (interviewee)
Morris, Chris (interviewer)
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"Douglas Koesel interview, 18 July 2016" (2016). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 750005.