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RAMIREZ RANCANO, Mario. The priest Jiménez, Enrico Sampietro, and La Causa de la Fe. Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2016, n.51, pp.93-111. ISSN 0185-2620.

After the end of the Cristero conflict on June 1929, many Catholics did not accept them and continued fighting. Among them notably the priest Jose Aurelio Jimenez Palacios, who was accused of having blessed the pistol used by Jose de Leon Toral to assassinate Alvaro Obregon. In 1932, the priest was captured and sent to Lecumberri jail. His partisans created a secret society called La Causa de la Fe to try to liberate him. When the time came, he refused to escape, and the leaders of the society freed Enrico Sampietro, an internationaly known paper money forger. Thus, while a part of the Catholics accepted the rules of the prelacy, others became delinquents and criminals.

Keywords : Priests; Clerical secret societies; Cristero movement; Escape from Lecumberri prison; World War Two.

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