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The Os,servatore Romano publishes further news of priests and religious who have been killed in Spain during the war.

In Madrid the Provincial of the Augustinians and his secretary, Fathers Mendiguchia and Mier, two brothers, Fathers, Peter and Damasus Velez, and two who died in prison, Fathers Regidor and Alonzo.

After the taking of Malaga it became known that four of the priests of the Augustinian College, burned by the Reds last May, have been killed. Three were shot in a cemetery, and the fourth is belived to have been murdered by Anarchists.

Nothing is yet known of the fate of Augustinians in cities still held by the Reds.

The Bishop of Teruel

Mgr. Anselmo Polanco, Bishop of Teruel, utterly refused to leave his see despite the daily attacks of Reds by artillery and aeroplanes, during which both cathedral and seminary were destroyed. Though urged again and again to seek shelter elsewhere in view of the fate of other bishops. he maintained his post, working and preaching until the city was relieved of all danger.

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