José Sánchez del Río, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


José Sánchez del Río

Child martyr

Date of Birth: 28-Mar-1913

Place of Birth: Sahuayo, Michoacán, Mexico

Date of Death: 10-Feb-1928

Profession: altar server

Nationality: Spain

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About José Sánchez del Río

  • Saint José Luis Sánchez del Río (March 28, 1913 – February 10, 1928) was a Mexican Cristero who was put to death by government officials because he refused to renounce his Catholic faith.
  • His death was seen as a largely political venture on the part of government officials in their attempt to stamp out dissent and crush religious freedom in the area.
  • He was dubbed "Joselito." He was declared to be venerated on June 22, 2004 by Saint Pope John Paul II and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI – through the Cardinal-Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints – on November 20, 2005 in Mexico.
  • Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to him on January 21, 2016, allowing for his canonization to take place; a date was determined at a consistory on March 15, 2016 and he was proclaimed to be a saint on October 16, 2016.

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