2/19/2018 0 Comments
Viva Cristo Rey!
Marcos Torres and his assistant were executed during the Cristero War (1926–29).
The civil revolt by the Cristeros (Soldiers of Christ) was against the anti-Catholic policies pushed by Plutarco Elías Calles, who enforced the anti-clerical articles of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, which sought to eliminate the power of the Catholic Church through persecution and execution.
Countless faithful were martyred and 4,000 priests, marked as enemies of the State, were martyred in or exiled from Mexico for offering the outlawed holy sacrifice of the Mass.
VIVA CRISTO REY!
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.