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MONROY, Antonio (mon-roy'), Mexican clergyman, born in Queretaro in 1634; died in Santiago de Galicia, Spain, in 1715. He studied at the Colegio de Cristo, was graduated in philosophy in 1652, and entered the Dominican order in 1654. He received the degree of doctor of theology from the Mexican academy, where he became professor of philosophy and theology. He went to Rome on business of his province after serving the rectory of the College of Portaceli and the priory of the principal convent of his order in Mexico. While he was at the court of Innocence XI., Rocaberti, the general of the Dominican order, was appointed archbishop of Valencia in 1677, and Monroy, by recommendation of the pope, was elected his successor, which place he held for nine years. In 1681 he was presented with the bishopric of Michoacan, which he declined, but in 1685 the king made him archbishop of Santiago de Galicia. He held this place for thirty years and founded many charitable institutions. King Charles II. made him his chaplain, a grandee of Spain, and a member of the privy council. Monroy was the only Mexican that has been general of the Dominican order. He wrote " Laudatio funebris ad regias Philipi IV. Magni Hispan. Regis et Indiar. Imperatoris Exequias" (Mexico, 1667) and many other works on European ecclesiastical affairs.
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