In hiding from the priest-killing Bolshevik regime running Mexico, Father Elias del Socorro Nieves de Yuridia was denounced by a Socialist sympathizer.
Federales found him and two parishioners - the Sierra brothers - who were executed by gunshot after they refused to leave the priest and tried to protect him.
The captain of the guard said to the priest, “Now it is your turn. Let’s see if dying is like celebrating the Mass.”
"I ask a favor," the priest said.
"I want to give you a blessing."
All the soldiers of the platoon fell to their knees, but the leader suddenly pulled out his pistol.
"Viva Cristo Rey!" cheered the priest before fatally shot, March 10, 1928.