Blessed Diego Llorca Llopis

Blessed Diego Llorca LlopisAlso known as

  • Didaco Llorca Llopis



Born to a pious family, Didaco early felt a call to the priesthood. He studied at the seminary in Valencia, Spain, and was ordained a priest in the archdiocese of Valencia in 1925. Father Didaco served as a co-adjutor in the parishes of Setla-Mirarrosa, Miraflor, Denia and Benissa where he was known as a friendly, gentle pastor, dedicated to teaching the catechism. When the Spanish Civil War began in earnest, Didaco returned to his home town to try to ride out some of the persecution, but was caught, imprisoned on 5 September 1936, and murdered the next day for the crime of being a priest. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Diego Llorca Llopis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 October 2017. Web. 9 December 2021. <>