"Here is the priest! kill him!" shouted one soldier after Socialist Mexican government troops broke into the bedroom where Father Toribio Romo González slept, at 5 in the morning, February 25, 1928.
"Here I am, but do not kill me," he said.
One soldier fired, and the priest rose from his bed and took a few steps until a second bullet caused him to fall into the arms of his sister, who cried out, "Courage, Padre Toribio...merciful Christ, receive him! Long live Christ the King!"