After attending an "illegal" underground Mass, Leonardo Pérez Lários remained for Holy Hour.
It was during the time of the Cristero War (1926–29), the civil revolt by the Cristeros (Soldiers of Christ) 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.
During the Holy Hour, Mexican federal troops broke into the home and arrested Leonardo Pérez Lários, along with two priests, Padre Rangel and Padre Solá y Molist, on April 24, 1927.
The next day, the three men were shot to death, in Rancho de San Joaquín, for their Catholic Faith.
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