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Feastday: June 6

Birth: 1878

Death: 1938

Beatified By: January 29, 1995 by John Paul II

Canonized By: October 15, 2006, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI

Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia (April 26, 1878 - June 6, 1938) was a Catholic bishop who cared for the wounded, sick, and dying in Mexico's 1910-20 Revolution. Named bishop of Veracruz, he was driven out of his home diocese and forced to live the remainder of his life in hiding in Mexico City. He was also a Knight of Columbus. Controversially, he was an uncle of Marcial Maciel.

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