ACI Prensa Staff, Oct 24, 2023 / 18:00 pm
On Nov. 18, the Archdiocese of Seville will celebrate the beatification of 20 martyrs of the systematic religious persecution carried out during the 1936–1939 Spanish Civil War.
The 20 martyrs to be beatified in the Seville cathedral by the prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, include 10 priests, one seminarian, and nine laypeople. All of them were killed out of hatred for the faith in 1936.
The priests are Manuel González-Serna, Francisco de Asís Arias, Miguel Borrero, Mariano Caballero, Pedro Carballo, Juan María Coca, Antonio Jesús Díaz, Rafael Machuca, Salvador Lobato Pérez, and José Vigil.
Enrique Palacios is the seminarian. The laypeople are María Dolores Sobrino, Agustín Alcalá, Mariano López-Cepero, Gabriel López-Cepero, Cristóbal Pérez, Manuel Palacios, José María Rojas, Manuel Luque, and Rafael Lobato.