Madrid, Spain, Oct 16, 2013 / 11:10 am
The recent beatification of 522 Spanish martyrs of the 20th century is a testimony to the victory of God's love, said a local bishop.
The beatification took place at an Oct. 13 ceremony in Tarragona. The 522 martyrs died during the religious persecution in Spain in the 1930s.
In a pastoral letter last week, Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba said that the Church honors her martyrs "because they were capable of showing the world the definitive victory of love over hatred."
The bishop recalled the ten Carmelite religious from his diocese who were among the martyrs.