On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized a group of 25 saints and martyrs arising from the Mexican Cristero War. The vast majority are Catholic priests who were executed for carrying out their ministry despite the suppression under the anti-clerical laws and essentially irreligious of Plutarco Elías Calles. Priests who took up arms, however, were excluded from the process. The group of saints share the feast day of May 21.

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  • On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized a group of 25 saints and martyrs arising from the Mexican Cristero War. The vast majority are Catholic priests who were executed for carrying out their ministry despite the suppression under the anti-clerical laws and essentially irreligious of Plutarco Elías Calles. Priests who took up arms, however, were excluded from the process. The group of saints share the feast day of May 21. (en)
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  • Martyrs, Priests (en)
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  • On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized a group of 25 saints and martyrs arising from the Mexican Cristero War. The vast majority are Catholic priests who were executed for carrying out their ministry despite the suppression under the anti-clerical laws and essentially irreligious of Plutarco Elías Calles. Priests who took up arms, however, were excluded from the process. The group of saints share the feast day of May 21. (en)
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