Francisco Orozco y Jiménez

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José Francisco Orozco y Jiménez was archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico from 1913 through 1936.

He was born in Zamora, Michoacán on November 19, 1864. He was ordained a priest in 1887 and appointed Bishop of Chiapas in 1902.

During his tenure as Archbishop of Guadalajara, Orozco led protests against secularization decrees imposed upon Mexican clergy in 1918. His tenure also saw an armed rebellion led by pro-Catholic forces against the Mexican government that occurred predominantly within his archdiocese. The rebellion is known as the Cristero War.

He died on Feb 18, 1936.

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