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.
Pilla, Anthony (interviewee)
Morris, Chris (interviewer)
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"Anthony Pilla interview, 04 August 2016" (2016). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 750010.