Blessed José Luis Sánchez Del Río is a Mexican Cristero who was put to death by government officials and was witnessed by two childhood friends.  It was subsequently reported that José was "captured by government forces", who ordered him to "renounce his faith in Christ, under threat of death. He refused to accept apostasy".

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Others remembered the gruesome events that transpired after the government's failure to break José's resolve on the evening of 10 February 1928.

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He is now bound to be one of the saints this coming October 16, 2016 after defending his religion against their Atheist President.
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In popular culture, José is one of the characters portrayed in the film "For Greater Glory" which depicts the story of the Cristero War and also depicts his martyrdom.

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