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October 07th, 2020
Salvador Huerta Gutiérrez was arrested on April 2, 1927, after he went to the cemetery to pay respects to the the remains of Anacleto González, a well-known Catholic leader martyred during the period of Catholic persecution in Mexico.
When he returned to his mechanical workshop, police officers were waiting for him. They arrested him and then tortured him by hanging him by his thumbs. His torturers wanted to know the whereabouts of two priests: Eduardo and José Refugio.
Lifeless, they threw him in a dungeon. In the early hours of April 3, he was led, along with his brother Ezequiel, to the Mezquitan pantheon.
Before the firing squad, he asked for a lighted candle, illuminated his bare chest and said: "Long live Christ the King and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Shoot! I die for God, who I love very much!"
--- From Vatican.va
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.