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A man holds an image of new Mexican St. Jose Sanchez del Rio, who was martyred at the age of 14 in 1928, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 16.

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St. Jose Sanchez del Rio symbol of hope
October 17th, 2016
By Catholic News Service

ROME – The heroism of Mexico’s newest saint, should embolden the nation’s priests to place “their full trust in God,” Antonio Berumen, the vice postulator, told Catholic News Service Oct. 14.

The martyrdom of St. Jose Sanchez del Rio, who died in 1928 during a government crackdown on Catholics, takes on a new meaning today amid violence in Mexico, where 15 priests have been murdered in the last four years, most if not all for denouncing the drug traffickers, he said.

From October 20, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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