Navarro Miguel, Carlo (Charles), Bl.

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Martyr, priest of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists); b. Feb. 11, 1911 in Torrente, Valencia, Spain; d. Sept. 22, 1936. Carlos was ordained to the priesthood in 1935 and served in Albacete. He sought refuge at his parent's home as the violence against religious increased during the Spanish Civil War. On September 12, soldiers seized him and imprisoned him. Early on September 22 he was shot along with two other priests of the town. He was beatified on Oct. 1, 1995 by Pope John Paul II together with 12 other Piarists (see pamplona, dionisio and companions, bb.).

Feast: Sept. 22.

Bibliography: "Decreto Super Martyrio," Acta Apostolicae Sedis (1995): 651656. La Documentation Catholique 2125 (Nov. 5, 1995): 924.

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