11/18/2020 0 Comments
November 18th, 2020
As Father José María Robles Hurtado prepared to offer Mass, anti-Catholic, pro-Communist Mexican soldiers arrested him and dragged him to a barracks. At midnight, he was tied and forced to walk to Sierra de Quila, where at the highest point, soldiers stopped at a leafy oak tree.
Understanding he was to be hanged, the priest took the rope in his hands, blessed it and threw it around his neck, before the soldiers executed him, in the early morning hours of June 26, 1927.
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.