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January 13, 2013

Mankato parishioners venerate relics of Mexican martyrs

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MANKATO —

During the period of government persecution, the priests were martyred for refusing to disavow their faith. They were hanged, shot or beaten to death.

According to the organization’s website, one priest, in an ultimate act of forgiveness, placed the hanging rope around his own neck so that none of his captors would hold the title of murderer.

The relics were present at all weekend masses before being brought to another church in the Twin Cities.

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