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January 04th, 2021
Father Arroyo officiated the final Holy Mass, on July 30, 1926, in Valparaiso, Zacatecas, before the Mass, the Sacraments and even priests were outlawed by the anti-Catholic policies of the Mexican government, which enacted, under President Plutarco Elías Calles, a statute to enforce the anti-clerical articles of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, that sought to eliminate the power of the Catholic Church. The cruel laws resulted in a civil uprising, the Cristero War (1926–29).
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.