Recognition of the martyrdom of Fr. Carmelo Maria Moyano Linares and 9 companions
Another group of Carmelite martyrs from the time of the religious persecution in Spain in 1936 will now join those of the Catalonian Province who have already been beatified. Pope Benedict XVI during an audience granted to His Excellency, Archbishop Angelo Amato, SDB, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 1st July,
authorized the Congregation to promulgate, together with a number of others, the decree of martyrdom of the Servants of God, Carmelo Maria Moyano Linares and 9 Companions of the Order Carmelite. They belonged to the monasteries of Hinojosa del Duque and Montoro, in the Betica Province.
Fr. Carmelo Maria Moyano Linares, who had been provincial of the Betica Province, was killed on September 23rd, 1936, and prior to him, Fr. José Mª González Delgado was martyred on the July 27th 1936. On 14th August 1936, Brothers Eliseo Mª Carmargo Montes, José Luis Mª Ruíz Cardeñosa, Antonio Mª Martín Povea and a postulant Pedro Velasco Narbona were killed.
At Montoro on July 22nd 1936, Fr. José María Mateos Carbadillo, Fr. Eliseo Mª Durán Cintas, Brother Jaime Maria Carretero Rojas and Brother Ramón Mª Pérez Sousa were killed.
Regarding the beatification ceremony, the advice of the Spanish Episcopal Conference and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints will be followed.
The judgment on two other groups of presumed martyrs are pending and are presently with the congregation: namely, those of Castile, which is in the hands of the General Postulator of the Brothers of Christian Schools, and those of Arago-Valentina Province, who form part of a larger group of martyrs of the Diocese of Segorbe-Castellón. Our Postulator General is presently completing this Positio.