Course: Garcia Moreno: President of Ecuador
Gabriel Garcia Moreno was first elected to the presidency of Ecuador in 1861 and once again after that. Besides saving his country from the constant wars and instability stirred up by the revolutionaries, he restored higher education and a good economy to his country. Most importantly however, he made Ecuador a Catholic State in accordance with the Church's social teachings. His policies incurred the hatred of his enemies in his own government and the Freemasons, who brutally assassinated him on August 6, 1875 after he walked out of First Friday Mass.
This is the exciting and inspiring story of one of the greatest modern-day Catholic statesmen. He fought to keep his country Catholic against the enemies of Our Lord (e.g. Freemasons, revolutionaries, and atheists.). May he soon be declared a great martyr-saint by the Church!
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