Juan Tirado Arias was executed, standing among the bodies of Luis Segura Vilchis and brothers, Humberto Pro and Jesuit priest Father Miguel Pro, ordered under the Mexican presidency of Plutarco Elías Calles, on November 23, 1927, during La Cristiada, the Cristero War, during the anti-Catholic persecution of the Church.
An enthusiastic underground Catholic in Christian-hating, pro-Communist Mexico, Anacleto González Flores taught catechism, performed acts of charity and wrote with a Christian spirit, which caused him to be arrested by the Socialist regime, which tortured him by slashing the bottoms of his feet and hanging him by his thumbs until they dislocated. He was executed the same day, April 1, 1927.
Luis Segura Vilchis - a prominent member of the Catholic Association of Mexican Youth - faced a firing squad, with the body of Father Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez lying next to him, ordered by the revolutionary, Christian-hating, pro-Communist Mexican regime, under the presidency of Plutarco Elías Calles, on November 23, 1927, during La Cristiada, the Cristero War.
During the anti-Catholic persecution of the Church in the 1920s and 30s, countless faithful perished and 4,000 priests were martyred in or exiled from revolutionary, pro-Communist Mexico, whose officials had embraced the anti-Christian ideology of Marx and the brutal tactics of Lenin while persecuting Catholics.
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Federal soldiers of the Revolutionary, pro-Communist Mexican government found Father Jesús Mendez Montoya, who rescued the consecrated hosts by consuming the Blessed Sacrament. Turning to one of his sisters, he said, "It is God's will. Let his will be done," seconds before soldiers escorted him outside the church and executed him with three shots, on February 5, 1928.
Captain Witold Pilecki, a Catholic ethnic Pole.
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Federales - henchmen of the revolutionary, pro-Communist Mexican government - dragged a barefoot Father Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Lucero to the town hall, on February 10, 1937.
His torturers grabbed his pyx, shoved all Hosts in his mouth and ordered him to eat, before he was beaten and then shot, which fractured his skull and caused his left eye to explode.
After the 1939 invasion of Poland by Socialist forces -- the Nazis and Soviets -- Seminarian Jan Brzozowski relocated to the headquarters of the Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel, in Sturga.
When expelled, he found sanctuary in Warsaw's theological seminary building, until the Germans forced him to the Pruszków transit camp, where they executed him along with Seminarian Edward Kosztyła and religious Brother Joseph Cisek, on August 9, 1944.
Mexican Socialist secret police shouted, "Open the door in the name of the law!"
Following the regime’s orders to target faithful Catholics, the police stormed in and arrested everyone, including two brothers, Jorge and Ramon Vargas Gonzalez, who were interrogated and tortured.
Led to the execution site, they recited the Act of Contrition, and before they were shot, on the morning of April 1, 1927, Ramon made the Sign of the Cross and Jorge held a crucifix to his chest.
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Poster's rough translation:
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José Luciano Ezequiel Huerta Gutiérrez, married with 10 children, was arrested on the morning of April 2, 1927, after paying his respects to the lifeless body of Anacleto González Flores.
Questioned about the whereabouts of his two priest brothers, about his two oldest sons and the Cristeros, Ezequiel refused to talk, so he was tortured until he was unconscious.
When he regained consciousness, he expressed his pain by singing with all his might: "My Christ lives, my King lives," for which he received more beatings until he could not utter a single sound.
The following morning, he was led at dawn with his brother Salvador Huerta Gutiérrez to the cemetery of Mezquitán, where they were both killed.
Ezequiel's wife heard the shots from her home and although she did not know that her husband was one of the victims, she gathered their children around her and said: "My children, let us recite the Rosary for these poor people who have just been shot."
--- From Vatican.va