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PostSpanish Civil War: No Republican Priests were Beatified (Carmen Negrin, France, 04/21/19 4:15 am)
There were no priests beatified on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War, but in 2003, the government spent 23,000 euros to return 29 members of the División Azul. So far, there has been no such governmental effort for any of those massacred by Franco. Local governments sometimes participate more symbolically than anything else, but the main effort is carried out by NGOs.
I am always stunned by the supposedly Christian values of the Spanish right wing, but then it is nothing new if we compare it to the values they proved to have during the war.
JE comments: How could today's Vatican not strive for reconciliation by recognizing the martyrdom of priests on both sides of the conflict? Of course, they might reply that sainthood is not a political statement. But how often was it used as such during the Cold War?