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Viva Cristo Rey!
During the persecution of the Catholic Church during the Cristero War, the Vargas González family gave refuge to a number of priests and seminarians.
On the morning of 1 April 1927 the secret police completely surrounded the family home and shouted: "Open the door in the name of the law!" and then stormed in and arrested everyone, including two brothers, Jorge and Ramón Vargas González.
The two brothers knew they were going to be executed. But before being killed they were interrogated and tortured, remaining silent throughout.
Taken out to be shot, the two brothers, along with Luis Padilla Gómez and Anacleto González Flores, recited the Act of Contrition.
Before the bullets were fired, Ramón made the sign of the cross and Jorge held a crucifix against his chest.
--- From Vatican.va
VIVA CRISTO REY!
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.