Spanish Martyrs SS.CC.
On July 3, the Vatican Information Service has published the good news of the Pope's recognition as MARTYRS of our brothers of Teófilo de Legaria Fernández Goñi, Isidro Iñiguez, Gonzalo Barrón, Mario Lopez and Eladio Ros, religion persecution victims in Spain in 1936. This opens the way for a forthcoming beatification.
Excerpt from press release issued by the Vatican Information Service:
VATICAN CITY, 3 JUL 2009 (VIS) - Today, during a private audience with Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope authorised the congregation to promulgate the following decrees:
- Servant of God Jose Samso i Elias, Spanish diocesan priest, pastor and archpriest of Santa Maria de Mataro, killed in hatred of the faith during religious persecution in Spain (1887-1936).
- Servant of God Teofilo Fernandez de Legaria Goni (ne Beniamino) and four companions, professed priests of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (PICPUS), killed in hatred of the faith during religious persecution in Spain in 1936.