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November 04th, 2020
An illegal underground religious procession during the Cristero War (1926–29), a struggle in Mexico against the anti-Catholic policies of the pro-Communist Mexican government, which enacted, under President Plutarco Elías Calles, a statute to enforce the anti-clerical articles of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, which sought to eliminate the power of the Catholic Church. Countless faithful were martyred and 4,000 priests were martyred in or exiled from Mexico for offering the outlawed holy sacrifice of the Mass.
NOTE: Where there were 4,500 priests serving the people before the rebellion, in 1934 there were only 334 priests licensed by the government to serve fifteen million people, the rest having been eliminated by emigration, expulsion and execution.
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.