Son of Juan Medina Garzón and Pilar Olmos Núñez. A prodigy, he graduated at age 13, earned a doctorate in theology at 17, and before age 22 he had doctorates in canon law, philosophy and literature. Priest, ordained on 19 December 1891. Parish priest and prefect of seminarians in Guadix, Spain. Auxiliary bishop of and rector of Sacro Monte at Granada, Spain and titular bishop of Amorium on 14 December 1925. Bishop of Guadix on 2 October 1928. Published several book. Arrested by the anti-Catholic Popular Front forces in the Spanish Civil War, and executed for the crime of teaching Christianity. One of the Martyrs of Almeria killed during the Spanish Civil War.
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