Ecuador ~ Moreno/Pius IX

Gabriel García Moreno’s letter to Pope Pius IX asking for his blessing before his  inauguration day preceeding his third term as Ecuadorian President on August 30th 1875:

“I wish to obtain your blessing before that day, so that I may have the strength and light which I need so much in order to be unto the end a faithful son of our Redeemer, and a loyal and obedient servant of His Infallible Vicar. Now that the Masonic Lodges of the neighboring countries, instigated by Germany, are vomiting against me all sorts of atrocious insults and horrible calumnies, now that the Lodges are secretly arranging for my assassination, I have more need than ever of the divine protection so that I may live and die in defense of our holy religion and the beloved republic which I am called once more to rule.”

Gabriel García Moreno known for his conservative Catholic religious perspective led Ecuador in becoming a leader in science and higher education within Latin America. He was equally noted for economic and agricultural advances in the country, as well as for his opposition to liberalism and corruption.

Pope Pius IX declared that Gabriel Garcia Moreno “died a victim for the Faith and Christian Charity for his beloved country.”

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