Cristero Rebellion in Mexico Over Anti-Clerical Constitution

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In Mexico, Catholics launch a rebellion against the government over anti-clerical provisions in the 1917 Constitution. This rebellion is called the Cristero War or Cristiada because the Catholic rebels believed they were righting for "Cristo Rey" (Christ the King). There was little official support for the rebellion from the Catholic hierarchy though some clergy took part.

In a truce brokered by U.S. ambassador to Mexico Dwight Whitney Morrow, the Catholic rebels will have to accept that the anti-clerical provisions would remain in the Constitution, but the government will promise not to enforce them strictly. Thousands of Cristero rebels will emigrate to the U.S. rather than remain.

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