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Unformatted text preview: Latour returns from Rome a year later with four French priests and one Spanish priest. He appoints the Spanish priest, Father Taladrid, to replace Martinez, allowing him the privilege to celebrate Mass upon Holy Days. When the arrangement proves untenable to Taladrid, Latour decides in favor of the Spanish priest. Martinez, infuriated, forms a schismatic church with Padre Marino Lucero of Arroyo Hondo. Lucero is depicted as an avaricious old man, given to castoff clothing and austere eating habits. In response, Latour sends Vaillant to strip Martinez and Lucero of the rights and privileges of the priesthood. Although excommunicated, the two priests continue their heretical schismatic church until their deaths shortly thereafter. While Martinez dies with repenting, Vaillant presides over the Lucero's reconciliation with the Church. Upon his death, it is revealed that the miserly priest had saved nearly $20,000 in American money....
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