Alberto Iniesta (Albacete, 1923-2016) was auxiliary bishop of Madrid, incardinated in Vicar IV of Vallecas. It played a very active role during the time of the end of the dictatorship and the transition towards democracy. He supported the basic rights of the workers and militants, defended the separation between Church and State, worked for the concord of the Spaniards - in the margin of his ideas - and was reviled and threatened by groups of extreme right, to the point that he had to exile A time to ensure their safety.
Alberto, always treated in the neighborhoods by his first name - without more titles or privileges - was a person of extreme simplicity and austerity, a close presence, affectionate and extremely committed to the poor and to human and social rights. A man of prayer, he personifies many of the present references of the pontificate of Francis, such as the joy of ...read more