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~ Martyrs of the Religious Persecution during the Spanish Civil War [42] ~

(†1934, 1936-39)

   

[170]      JOSÉ ÁLVAREZ-BENAVIDES DE LA TORRE AND 114 COMPANIONS

                FROM THE DIOCESE OF ALMERÍA

            

             

        1.    VICENTE MONTSERRAT MILLÁN

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 06 January 1904 in Lorca, Murcia (Spain)

                died: 01 August 1936 in La Almolda, Zaragoza (Spain)

   

   

        2.    FRANCISCO MANZANO CRUZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 15 January 1881 in Adra, Almería (Spain)

        3.    JOSÉ PERIS RAMOS

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 02 February 1869 in Vélez-Málaga, Malaga (Spain)

                died: 02 August 1936 in Rambla de Albuñol, Granada (Spain)

   

   

        4.    LUIS QUINTAS DURÁN *

                young layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 24 April 1918 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 04 August 1936 in Almería (Spain)

   

   

        5.    ENRIQUE MARÍA GÓMEZ JIMÉNEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 15 July 1865 in Cuenca (Spain)

                died: 12 August 1936 in Cuenca (Spain)

   

   

        6.    LUIS BELDA SORIANO DE MONTOYA *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería; married

                born: 11 December 1901 in Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares (Spain)

        7.    JUAN JOSÉ VIVAS-PÉREZ BUSTOS *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería; married

                born: 29 January 1901 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 15 August 1936 in La Garrofa, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        8.    FLORENCIO LÓPEZ EGEA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 27 August 1883 in Tahal, Almería (Spain)

                died: 17 August 1936 in La Higuerra del Conejo, Turre, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        9.    GREGORIO MARTOS MUÑOZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 03 April 1908 in Chilecito, La Rioja (Argentina)

                died: 19 August 1936 in Albufera de Adra, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        10.  MANUEL LÓPEZ ÁLVAREZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 26 March 1881 in Mairena, Granada (Spain)

                died: 20 August 1936 in Berja, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        11.  ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ TORTOSA *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 30 April 1908 in Terque, Almería (Spain)

        12.  JOSÉ TAPIA DÍAZ *

                young layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 06 January 1913 in Terque, Almería (Spain)

                died: 20 August 1936 in La Rambla de Gérgal, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        13.  JUAN SOLER GARCÍA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 01 December 1904 in Chirivel, Almería (Spain)

                died: 23 August 1936 in Chirivel, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        14.  LUIS ALMÉCIJA LÁZARO

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 23 April 1883 in Illar, Almería (Spain)

                born: 24 August 1936 in Puente de los Calvos, Ráglos, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        15.  JUAN SEGURA RUBIRA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 21 September 1881 in Purchena, Almería (Spain)

                died: 26 August 1936 in Cuestas de Belinchón, Cuenca (Spain)

   

   

        16.  JUAN SÁNCHEZ MOLINA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 20 November 1882 in Rioja, Almería (Spain)

                died: 27 August 1936 aboard the battleship Jaime I, Almería harbor (Spain)

   

   

        17.  FRANCISCO ROMERO ORTEGA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 30 March 1872 in Almería (Spain)

        18.  JOSÉ ROMERO ORTEGA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 02 April 1875 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 28 August 1936 in Huércal, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        19.  JOSÉ ALMUNIA LÓPEZ-TERUEL

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 18 March 1870 in Tíjola, Almería (Spain)

                died: 29 August 1936 in El Abriojal, Rioja, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        20.  JOSÉ GOMEZ DE HARO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 31 August 1899 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

        21.  JOSÉ FLORES BELTRÁN

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 18 February 1876 in Mojacar, Almería (Spain)

                died: 30 August 1936 in La Ballabona, Antas, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        22.  ÁNGEL ALONSO ESCRIBANO

                priest, Diocesan Laborer Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

                born: 18 January 1897 in Valdunciel, Salamanca (Spain)

        23.  JUAN MANUEL FELICES PARDO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 28 June 1893 in Almería (Spain)

        24.  ANTONIO GARCÍA PADILLA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 14 May 1881 in Alboloduy, Almería (Spain)

        25.  JUAN GARRIDO REQUENA

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 03 May 1864 in Alcóntar, Almería (Spain)

        26.  NICOLÁS GONZÁLEZ FERRER

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 01 March 1872 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

        27.  AURELIO LEYVA GARZÓN

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 24 November 1877 in Guadix, Granada (Spain)

        28.  SANTIAGO MESA LEYVA

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 13 February 1875 in Guadix, Granada (Spain)

        29.  MARIANO MORATE DOMÍNGUEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 08 September 1884 in Palencia (Spain)

        30.  TORCUATO PÉREZ LÓPEZ

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 04 June 1881 in Guadix, Granada (Spain)

        31.  FRANCISCO RODRÍGUEZ CARMONA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 17 April 1910 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

                died: 30 August 1936 in Barranco del Chisme, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        32.  PEDRO ANTONIO ALMÉCIJA MORALES

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 29 September 1903 in Alsodux, Almería (Spain)

                died: 30 August 1936 in Pozo de la Lagarta, Tabernas, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        33.  ANTONIO TORRES GARCÍA

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 24 April 1890 in Caniles, Granada (Spain)

                died: 31 August 1936 in El Polvorín de Serón, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        34.  SEGUNDO ARCE MANJÓN

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 01 June 1880 in Ayoluengo, Burgos (Spain)

        35.  JOAQUÍN BERRUEZO PRIETO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 15 January 1899 in Olula de Castro, Almería (Spain)

        36.  DOMINGO CAMPOY CALVANO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 17 March 1903 in Almería (Spain)

        37.  LISARDO CARRETERO FUENTES

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 12 November 1883 in Ohanes, Almería (Spain)

        38.  CARMELO CORONEL JIMÉNEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 09 February 1876 in Gádor, Almería (Spain)

        39.  JOSÉ GÓMEZ MATARÍN

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 06 September 1884 in Alboloduy, Almería (Spain)

        40.  FRANCISCO DE HARO MARTÍNEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 28 November 1886 in Mazarrón, Murcia (Spain)

        41.  JOSÉ LARA GARZÓN

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 26 November 1875 in Montefrío, Granada (Spain)

        42.  ENRIQUE LÓPEZ RUIZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 16 May 1901 in Trevélez, Granada (Spain)

        43.  PEDRO MARTÍN ABAD

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 30 November 1902 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

        44.  JOSÉ MARÍA MARTÍNEZ VIZCAÍNO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 09 December 1898 in Ohanes, Almería (Spain)

        45.  GREGORIO MORALES MEMBRIVES

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 09 April 1883 in Rejano, Granada (Spain)

        46.  MIGUEL MORANO SÁEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 27 February 1895 in Purchena, Almería (Spain)

        47.  ÁNGEL NOGUERA GALLEGOS

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 08 December 1908 in Granada (Spain)

        48.  FRANCISCO RODA RODRÍGUEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 25 May 1873 in Almería (Spain)

        49.  EDUARDO ROMERO CORTÉS

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 02 April 1878 in Alicún, Almería (Spain)

        50.  AGUSTÍN SABATER PAULO

                priest, Diocesan Laborer Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

                born: 09 May 1883 in Vinaroz, Castellón de la Plana (Spain)

                died: 31 August 1936 in Pozo de la Lagarta, Tabernas, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        51.  JUAN JOSÉ EGEA RODRÍGUEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 09 November 1876 in Zurgena, Almería (Spain)

        52.  ANDRÉS INIESTA EGEA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 13 January 1877 in Zurgena, Almería (Spain)

        53.  ANTONIO LORCA MUÑOZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 29 November 1885 in Zurgena, Almería (Spain)

        54.  PEDRO MECA MORENO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 16 December 1883 in Zurgena, Almería (Spain)

        55.  AGUSTÍN NAVARRO INIESTA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 28 May 1902 in Zurgena, Almería (Spain)

                died: 01 September 1936 in Pozo de la Lagarta, Tabernas, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        56.  MARTÍN SALINAS CAÑIZARES

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 25 May 1895 in Canjáyar, Almería (Spain)

                died: 03 September 1936 in Pozo de la Lagarta, Tabernas, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        57.  FACUNDO FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 29 January 1869 in Válor, Granada (Spain)

        58.  JUAN MORENO JUÁREZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 15 December 1891 in Válor, Granada (Spain)

        59.  JOSÉ MUÑOZ QUERO

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 29 August 1876 in Mecina Alfahar, Nechite, Granada (Spain)

                died: 04 September 1936 in Berja, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        60.  JOSÉ CASTAÑO GALERA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 08 November 1870 in Bédar, Almería (Spain)

                died: 08 September 1936 in Higuera Ureña, Bédar, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        61.  FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ ROS

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 12 August 1871 in Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería (Spain)

                died: 10 September 1936 in Higuera de los Muertos, Lubrín, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        62.  FRANCISCO RODRÍGUEZ MARTÍNEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 10 December 1869 in Albox, Almería (Spain)

                died: 13 September 1936 in Puente del Río de Antas, Vera, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        63.  JOSÉ ÁLVAREZ-BENAVIDES DE LA TORRE

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 09 September 1865 in Málaga (Spain)

        64.  EMILIO ANTEQUERA LUPIÁÑEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 16 March 1868 in Narilla, Granada (Spain)

        65.  RAMIRO ARGÜELLES HEVIA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 16 July 1871 in Mieres, Asturias (Spain)

        66.  JOSÉ CANO GARCÍA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 23 February 1904 in Tíjola, Almería (Spain)

        67.  JUAN CAPEL SEGURA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 18 January 1875 in Huércal, Almería (Spain)

        68.  JOSÉ ROMÁN GARCÍA GONZÁLEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 09 August 1881 in Carboneras, Almería (Spain)

        69.  JOAQUÍN GISBERT AGUILERA

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born:  14 April 1903 in La Calahorra, Granada (Spain)

        70.  JUAN IBÁÑEZ MARTÍN

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 13 February 1878 in Fondón, Almería (Spain)

        71.  LUIS EDUARDO LÓPEZ GASCÓN

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 07 August 1855 in La Zubia, Granada (Spain)

        72.  MANUEL MARTÍNEZ GIMÉNEZ

                layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 12 March 1869 in Oria, Almería (Spain)

        73.  PÍO NAVARRO MORENO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 05 May 1860 in Vélez-Rubio, Almería (Spain)

                died: 13 September 1936 in Pozo de Cantavieja, Tahal, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        74.  ANTONIO SIERRA LEYVA

                professed priest, Servants of the Divine Child Mary (n.o.)

                born: 22 November 1876 in Churriana de la Vega, Granada (Spain) 

                died: 15 September 1936 in Venta Pavón, Alicún, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        75.  ANTONIO MARTÍNEZ GARCÍA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 29 January 1892 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 16 September 1936 in Puente del Río Andarax, Viator, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        76.  MELITÓN MARTÍNEZ GOMEZ

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 10 March 1878 in Jérez del Marquesado, Granada (Spain)

        77.  MANUEL ALCAYDE PÉREZ

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 15 February 1869 in Fiñana, Almería (Spain)

                died: 18 September 1936 in Cuesta de la Reina, Nacimiento, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        78.  ANDRÉS MOLINA MUÑOZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 15 April 1909 in Ogíjares, Granada (Spain)

                died: 19 September 1936 in El Umbrión, Terque, Almería (Spain)

   

   

         79.  JUAN ANTONIO LÓPEZ PÉREZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 19 September 1881 in Cantoria, Almería (Spain)

                died: 20 September 1936 in Venta El Guarducha, Albox, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        80.  JUAN GARCÍA CERVANTES

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 16 March 1885 in Garrucha, Almería (Spain)

        81.  DIEGO MORATA CANO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 27 March 1881 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

                died: 22 September 1936 in Almería (Spain)

   

   

         82JAIME CALATRAVA ROMERO *

                young layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 18 December 1913 in Granada (Spain)

        83.  RAFAÉL CALATRAVA ROS *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería; married

                born: 19 July 1892 in Almería (Spain)

        84.  ANDRÉS CASINELLO BARROETA *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería; married

                born: 23 August 1886 in Almería (Spain)

        85.  GINÉS CÉSPEDES GEREZ *

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 12 October 1901 in Garrucha, Almería (Spain)

        86.  ADOLFO MARTÍNEZ SÁEZ *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería; married

                born: 23 July 1906 in Alhabia, Almería (Spain)

                died: 26 September 1936 in Pozo de Cantavieja, Tahal, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        87.  ANTONIO MARTÍNEZ LÓPEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 08 April 1891 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 29 September 1936 in Serón, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        88.  ANTONIO FUENTES BALLESTEROS

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born:  02 November 1887 in Mojácar, Almería (Spain)

        89.  JOSÉ FUENTES BALLESTEROS

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 13 May 1885 in Mojácar, Almería (Spain)

                died: 02 October 1936 in El Portazgo, Los Gallardos, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        90.  MANUEL LUCAS IBAÑEZ

                priest of the archdiocese of Granada

                born: 11 June 1879 in El Fondón, Almería (Spain)

                died: 03 October 1936 in Barranco del los Caballos, Berja, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        91.  JOSÉ RUIZ BERRUEZO

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 01 April 1901 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

                died: 04 October 1936 at the banks of the Antas River, Garrucha, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        92.  JOSÉ MARÍA RUANO LÓPEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 06 May 1888 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 08 October 1936 at the Almería-Murcia highway, Rioja, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        93.  BARTOLOMÉ CAPARRÓS GARCÍA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 27 February 1872 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

                died: 12 October 1936 in Almería (Spain)

   

   

        94.  HERMINIO MOTOS TORRECILLAS

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 09 December 1877 in María, Almería (Spain)

                died: 13 October 1936 in Dehesa de María, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        95.  ALFREDO ALMUNIA LÓPEZ-TERUEL

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 21 May 1859 in Mojácar, Almería (Spain)

                died: 18 October 1936 in La Ballabona, Antas, Almería (Spain)

   

   

        96.  MANUEL NAVARRO MARTÍNEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 03 July 1879 in Rioja, Almería (Spain)

        97.  ANDRÉS NAVARRO SIERRA

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 28 September 1882 in Tabernas, Almería (Spain)

        98.  EDUARDO VALVERDE RODRÍGUEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 18 February 1878 in Adra, Almería (Spain)

                died: 23 October 1936 in Almería (Spain)

   

   

        99.  JUAN ORTEGA URIBE

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 17 November 1877 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 13 November 1936 in Almería (Spain)

   

   

    100.   AQUILINO RIVERA TAMARGO

                priest of the diocese of Guadix

                born: 04 January 1907 in Peal de Becerro, Jaén (Spain)

                died: 22 November 1936 in Almería (Spain)

   

   

    101.   ANTONIO GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 22 September in Piñar, Granada (Spain)

    102.   RAFAEL ROMÁN DONAIRE

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 28 August 1891 in Alhama de Almería, Almería (Spain)

                died: 08 December 1936 in El Ingenio, Almería (Spain)

   

   

    103.   GABRIEL OLIVARES RODA

                professed priest, Franciscan Friars Minor

                born: 10 March 1888 in Baza, Granada (Spain)

                died: 20 December 1936 in Viator, Almería (Spain)

   

   

    104.   CARMEN GODOY CALVACHE de COROMINA *

                layperson of the archdiocese of Granada; married

                born: 12 September 1888 in Adra, Almería (Spain)

                died: 01 January 1937 in Albufera de Adra, Almería (Spain)

   

   

    105.   PASCUÁL RODA DÍAZ *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 30 March 1908 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 10 January 1937 in Viator, Almería (Spain)

   

   

    106.   FRANCISCO MARTÍNEZ GARRIDO

                priest of the archdiocese of Toledo

                born: 28 November 1866 in Siles, Jaén (Spain)

                died: 14 January 1938 in Vélez-Rubio, Almería (Spain)

   

   

    107.   RAFAÉL GARCÍA TORRES *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 22 February 1904 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 20 May 1938 in Turón, Granada (Spain)   

   

   

    108.   TOMÁS VALERA GONZÁLEZ *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 07 October 1918 in Sorbas, Almería (Spain)

    109.   JOSÉ PÉREZ FERNÁNDEZ *

                young layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 04 September 1912 in Sorbas, Almería (Spain)

                died: 20 May 1938 in Turón, Granada (Spain)   

   

   

    110.   FRANCISCO SALINAS SÁNCHEZ *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería;

                        aspirant, Franciscan Friars Minor

                born: 31 August 1914 in Almería (Spain)

    111.   JOSÉ QUINTAS DURÁN *

                young layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 21 November 1914 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 22 May 1938 in Turón, Granada (Spain)   

   

   

    112.   JUAN MOYA COLLADO *

                young layperson of the diocese of Almería

                born: 02 October 1918 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 31 May 1938 in Turón, Granada (Spain)    

   

   

    113.   LUCIANO VERDEJO ACUÑA *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería; married

                born: 26 October 1885 in Almería (Spain)

                died: 09 June 1938 in Turón, Granada (Spain)

   

   

    114.   MATEO LÓPEZ y LÓPEZ *

                priest of the diocese of Almería

                born: 01 January 1911 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

                died: 02 November 1938 in Vera, Almería (Spain)

   

   

    115.   EMILIA FERNÁNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ de CORTÉS *

                layperson of the diocese of Almería; married

                born: 13 April 1914 in Tíjola, Almería (Spain)

                died: 25 January 1939 at the Gachas-Colorás prison, Almería (Spain)

   

   

                competent forum: Almería

                CCS protocol number: 1915

                type of cause: martyrdom

               

                nihil obstat: 08 July 1993; 17 November 1998 (*)

                opening of diocesan inquiry: 11 April 1995

                closing of diocesan inquiry: 21 May 1998

                decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 26 February 1999

                submission of Positio to CCS: 2003

                particular meeting of theological consultors: 28 May 2013

                session of cardinal and bishop members of the CCS: 

                promulgation of decree on martyrdom: 14 June 2016

                beatification: 25 March 2017

               

                postulator: Mons. Rafael Higuera Álamo

                petitioner: Diócesis de Almería, Plaza de la Catedral, 1, 04001 Almería, SPAIN

                website: www.diocesisalmeria.es

                       

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