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~ Martyrs of Guatemala ~

(†1980-91)

       

[1]   JOSÉ MARÍA GRAN CIRERA AND 9 COMPANIONS

        FROM THE DIOCESE OF QUICHÉ

       

     

1.     JUAN BARRERA MÉNDEZ

        child of the diocese of Quiché

        born: 04 August 1967 in El Tablón (a.k.a. Potrero Viejo), Zacualpa, Quiché (Guatemala)   

        died: 18 January 1980 in El Tablón (a.k.a. Potrero Viejo), Zacualpa, Quiché (Guatemala)

       

                         

                       

                 

                     

                         

2.    JOSÉ MARÍA GRAN CIRERA

        professed priest, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

        born: 27 April 1945 in Barcelona (Spain)

3.    DOMINGO DEL BARRIO BATZ

        layperson of the diocese of Quiché; married

        born: 26 January 1951 in Ilom, Chajul, Quiché (Guatemala)

        died: 04 June 1980 near Xe Ixoq Bitz, Chajul, Quiché (Guatemala)

        

           

4.    FAUSTINO VILLANUEVA VILLANUEVA

        professed priest, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

        born: 15 February 1931 in Yesa, Navarra (Spain)

        died: 10 July 1980 in Joyabaj, Quiché (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

5.    TOMÁS RAMÍREZ CABA

        layperson of the diocese of Quiché; married

        born: 30 December 1934 in Chajul, Quiché (Guatemala)

        died: 06 September 1980 in Chajul, Quiché (Guatemala)       

       

       

       

                 

       

6.    NICOLÁS CASTRO

        layperson of the diocese of Quiché; married

        born: 1945 in Cholá, Uspantán (Guatemala)

        died: 29 September 1980 in Los Plátanos, Chicamán, Quiché (Guatemala)               

       

       

                 

       

      

7.    REYES US HERNÁNDEZ

        layperson of the diocese of Quiché; married

        born: 1939 in Macalajau, Uspantán, Quiché (Guatemala)

        died: 21 November 1980 in Macalajau, Uspantán, Quiché (Guatemala)   

       

       

                 

        

       

8.     JUAN ALONSO FERNÁNDEZ

        professed priest, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

        born: 28 November 1933 in Cuérigo, Asturias (Spain)

        died: 15 February 1981 in ‟La Barranca”, Cunén, Quiché (Guatemala)   

       

       

                 

       

       

9.    ROSALÍO BENITO IXCHOP

        layperson of the diocese of Quiché; married

        born: 16 August 1914 in La Puerta, Chinique, Quiché (Guatemala)

        died: 22 July 1982 in La Puerta, Chinique, Quiché (Guatemala)

       

       

                 

       

       

10.  MIGUEL TIÚ IMUL

        layperson of the diocese of Quiché; married

        born: 05 September 1941 in La Montaña, Parraxtut, Sacapulas, Quiché (Guatemala)

        died: 31 October 1991 in La Montaña, Parraxtut, Sacapulas, Quiché (Guatemala)

         

       

       

                 

       

competent forum: Quiché

CCS protocol number: 2791

type of cause: martyrdom

 

opening of diocesan inquiry: 21 July 2007

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 04 September 2007

closing of diocesan inquiry: 22 March 2013

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 17 October 2014

publication of Positio: 2018

particular congress of theological consultors: 11 June 2019

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 07 January 2020

promulgation of decree on martyrdom: 23 January 2020

beatification: 23 April 2021

       

postulator: Rev. Jean-Louis Chassem, msc

petitioner: Diócesis de Quiché, 5 Calle 3-12 Zona 5, 14001 Santa Cruz del Quiché, Quiché,  GUATEMALA

                      Misioneros del Sagrado Corazón – Pro-provincia de Centro America, Apartado postal 42H,

                           01911 Guatemala, GUATEMALA

website: www.diocesisdequiche.org

      

       

[2]   PABLO BAC AND 15 COMPANIONS

        FROM THE VICARIATE OF IZABAL

       

1.    PABLO BAC

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 1946 in Senahú, Alta Verapaz (Guatemala)

        died: 06 February 1981 in Chichipate, El Estor, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

2.    ANTONIO GUALES HERNÁNDEZ

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 10 May 1941 in Monte Cristo, Copán Ruinas, Copán (Honduras)

        died: 01 August 1981 in Canaán, Las Viñas, Los Amates, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

3.    GUILLERMO MOLINA

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 24 April 1944 in Gualán, Zacapa (Guatemala)

        died: 25 August 1981 in El Limón, Los Amates, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

4.    FELIPE CAAL MUCÚ

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: in (Guatemala)

5.    RAMOS ICAL CHOLOM

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: in (Guatemala)

6.    RAÚL CAAL

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: in (Guatemala)

7.    ANGELINA CAAL

        young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: in (Guatemala)

8.    MERCEDES CHOLOM

        child of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal

        born: in (Guatemala)

        died: 23 January 1982 in Chichipate, El Estor, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

     

       

       

    

9.    ANTONIO GARCÍA GARCÍA

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal

        born: 1952 in Jocotán, Chiquimula (Guatemala)

10.  JUAN ALBERTO JIMÉNEZ UCELO

        young layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal

        born: 21 August 1966 in San José Carrizal, Santa María Xalapán,

                    Jalapa (Guatemala)

11.  NATIVIDAD LÓPEZ ZACARÍAS

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 1942 in San Juan Ermita, Chiquimula (Guatemala)

12.  ROMÁN GONZÁLEZ CANTÉ

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 1912 in Sanarate, El Progreso(Guatemala)

        died: 11 April 1982 in Puerto Barrios, Izabal (Guatemala)       

     

      

     

13.  FELIPE CAAL ICH

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: in (Guatemala)

        died: 26 February 1983 in Las Cañas, Los Amates, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

14.  DANIEL RUIZ

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 21 July 1943 in Pedregal, Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula (Guatemala)

        died: 17 June 1983 in Montúfar, Quiriguá, Los Amates, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

15.  EMILIO CAAL ICH

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 1953 in Aldea Telemán, Panzós, Alta Verapaz (Guatemala)

        died: September 1983 in Las Cañas, Los Amates, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                 

16.  PATROCINIO GERTRUDIS PÉREZ RAMÍREZ

        layperson of the apostolic vicariate of Izabal; married

        born: 16 November 1941 in Los Achiotes, Gualán, Zacapa (Guatemala)

        died: 09 March 1985 in Buenos Aires, Livingston, Izabal (Guatemala)

       

       

       

       

                   

competent forum: Izabal

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: martyrdom

 

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

       

postulator:

petitioner: Vicariato Apostolico de Izabal, 19 Calle 17 Avenida, 18001 Puerto Barrios, Izabal, GUATEMALA

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