It was 1936 and the Civil War in Spain was raging. Catholic clergy and other active Catholics were a prime target for the militia. Three young Red Cross nurses were mistaken for nuns and taken prisoner by the rebel soldiers. Their names were Maria Pilar Gullon Yturriaga, age 25; Octavia Iglesias Blanco, age 42; and Olga Perez-Monteserin Nunez, age 23.
3 Red Cross nurses beatified as martyrs
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Larry Peterson - published on 06/03/21
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