It was previously announced that General Plutarco Elias Calles, the Mexican dictator and intensifier of the persecution of the Church, had been operated upon in a Catholic hospital in Los Angeles conducted by nuns. Now, another message from Los Angeles informs us, Rodolfo Elias Calles, one of the arch-persecutors and Secretary of Communications in the Mexican Cabinet, has entered the same hospital to receive treatment for the recurrence of an old disorder for which he once underwent an operation.
Rodolfo Calles, who, as Governor of Sonora, which is one of the 14 States with no priests within their limits, inaugurated and furthered a particularly oppressive persecution of the Catholic Church, chose the same hospital in which his father is a patient—St. Vincent's Hospital, conducted by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
Rodolfo, who closed the Sisters' hospital along with other Catholic institutions in Sonora, occupies the room next to that in which his father is recuperating from his serious operation.
- Malaya Catholic Leader, February 23rd, 1935 (1935.pdf pp76)