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What was Father Josemaria Escriva’s reaction to the attempted military coup of July 18, 1936?

Tags: Spanish Civil War, History, Freedom, Opus Dei, Politics, Franco
Like most people in Spain, Father Josemaria knew nothing about the military conspiracy against the Republican Government which culminated in the attempted coup on July 18, 1936. The rebellion took him by surprise, and he immediately had to go into hiding as his life was in danger in Madrid.