45 Notable alumni of
Comillas Pontifical University

Comillas Pontifical University is 889th in the world, 304th in Europe, and 18th in Spain by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 45 notable alumni from Comillas Pontifical University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo

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    Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Comillas Pontifical University
    In 1993 studied education science
    Occupations
    aristocrat
    Biography

    Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo is the first child and elder daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and Queen Sofía of Spain, and third in the line of succession to the Spanish throne. She has a younger sister, Infanta Cristina, and a younger brother, King Felipe VI.

  2. Marcial Maciel

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    Marcial Maciel
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1920-2008 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Marcial Maciel Degollado was a Mexican Catholic priest who founded the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi movement. He was general director of the legion from 1941 to 2005. Throughout most of his career, he was respected within the Church as "the greatest fundraiser of the modern Roman Catholic church" and as a prolific recruiter of new seminarians. Late in his life, Maciel was revealed to have been a long time drug addict who sexually abused many boys and young men in his care. After his death, it came to light that he had also maintained sexual relationships with at least four women, one of whom was a minor at the time. He fathered as many as six children, two of whom he is alleged to have abused.

  3. Javier Ortega Smith-Molina

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    Javier Ortega Smith-Molina
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in Comillas Pontifical University
    Graduated with Certification Course
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Francisco Javier Ortega Smith-Molina is a Spanish-Argentine diplomat, lawyer and politician. Secretary General of Vox, the second most prominent position in the Spanish party after its president Santiago Abascal, he serves as a member of both the Congress of Deputies and the Madrid City Council since 2019.

  4. Begoña Villacís

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    Begoña Villacís
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Begoña Villacís Sánchez is a Spanish lawyer and politician who currently serves as deputy mayor of Madrid in the government of Mayor Martínez-Almeida. She has been serving as councillor and Spokesperson of Citizens Group of the City Council of Madrid.

  5. José Luis Martínez-Almeida

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    José Luis Martínez-Almeida
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Comillas Pontifical University
    In 1998 graduated with Licentiate degree in Law
    Occupations
    politicianState lawyer
    Biography

    José Luis Martínez-Almeida Navasqüés is a Spanish state lawyer and politician. A member of the People's Party (PP), he has been a member of the Madrid City Council since 2015 and has served as Mayor of Madrid since 2019.

  6. Carmen Lamela Díaz

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    Carmen Lamela Díaz
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Comillas Pontifical University
    1979-1984 graduated with law
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Carmen Lamela Díaz is a Spanish judge. Lamela serves as examining magistrate at the Third Court of the National Court of Spain. Her area of expertise is Criminal law.

  7. Óscar González-Quevedo Bruzón

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    Óscar González-Quevedo Bruzón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Óscar González-Quevedo Bruzón was a Spanish-born Brazilian Jesuit priest. He was an investigator in the field of parapsychology.

  8. Luis Ladaria Ferrer

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    Luis Ladaria Ferrer
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    Roman Catholic priestJesuituniversity teacher
    Biography

    Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer is a Spanish Jesuit, theologian and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. After a thirty-year career teaching theology, he joined the Roman Curia in 2004 as Secretary-General of the International Theological Commission. An archbishop from 2008 until his appointment to the cardinalate in 2018, he became Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in 2017.

  9. Fátima Báñez

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    Fátima Báñez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistlawyer
    Biography

    María Fátima Báñez García, better known as Fátima Báñez, is a Spanish politician, economist and jurist. She was Minister of Employment and Social Security from December 2011 until June 2018, when a vote of no-confidence against Mariano Rajoy ousted the government.

  10. Salvador Freixedo

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    Salvador Freixedo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1923-2019 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    writerufologistparapsychologistCatholic priestJesuit
    Biography

    Salvador Freixedo was a Spanish Catholic priest and a member of the Jesuit Order. A ufologist and researcher of paranormal subjects, he wrote a number of books on the relationship between religion and extraterrestrial beings, and was a speaker in several international UFO congresses in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He was also a contributor to a number of parascientific magazines, such as Mundo Desconocido (Unknown World), Karma 7 and Más allá (Beyond) among others. He also appeared in a number of TV and radio shows dedicated to these subjects.

  11. Ignacio Aguado

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    Ignacio Aguado
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ignacio Jesús Aguado Crespo is a Spanish lawyer and politician from Citizens (Cs), serving as the party's spokesman in the Assembly of Madrid and as Vice President, Cabinet Minister of Sports and Transparency and Spokesperson of the Government of the Community of Madrid between 2019 and 2021.

  12. Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

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    Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacherresearcherscience communicatortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón Irigaray is a Spanish mathematician, and professor of computer languages and systems at the University of La Rioja since 2001. He is a recognized specialist in scientific monologues. He develops his research in the area of computational algebra, to which he has contributed 25 research publications and collaborations with Spanish and European mathematicians such as Henry P. Wynn.

  13. José Antonio Fortea

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    José Antonio Fortea
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    authorCatholic priestwriter
    Biography

    José Antonio Fortea Cucurull also known as Father Fortea is a Spanish writer, and a Roman Catholic priest of the diocese of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). He was appointed an exorcist in the past, but is no longer in office.

  14. Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan

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    Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    engineerentrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    José Ignacio Sánchez Galán is a Spanish businessman who currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Iberdrola, a multinational group present in dozens of countries worldwide and including the likes of ScottishPower in the United Kingdom, Avangrid in USA, Neoenergia in Brazil, Infigen in Australia and Iberdrola Mexico.

  15. Ángel Carromero

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    Ángel Carromero
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ángel Francisco Carromero Barrios is the secretary general of the Madrid regional branch of the Spanish People's Party's youth organisation Nuevas Generaciones. He served a four-year prison sentence in Spain handed to him in Cuba for the involuntary manslaughter of Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero.

  16. Diego López Garrido

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    Diego López Garrido
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistlawyeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Diego López Garrido is a Spanish politician, university professor and Secretary of State for the European Union in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, He was also Minister of the Spanish government.

  17. Pedro Segura y Sáenz

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    Pedro Segura y Sáenz
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1880-1957 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestpoliticianpriest
    Biography

    Pedro Segura y Sáenz was a Spanish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Toledo from 1927 to 1931, and Archbishop of Seville from 1937 until 1954. Segura was elevated to the cardinalate in 1927.

  18. Braulio Rodríguez Plaza

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    Braulio Rodríguez Plaza
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    Catholic priesttheologian
    Biography

    Braulio Rodríguez Plaza is a Spanish Catholic prelate, who was Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain from 16 April 2009 to 27 December 2019. A bishop since 1987, he was Archbishop of Valladolid from 2002 to 2009.

  19. Álvaro Nadal

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    Álvaro Nadal
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Álvaro María Nadal Belda is a Spanish economist and politician. He has been a member of the Congress of Deputies since 2008. He was appointed Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda on 4 November 2016. He left office on 7 June 2018 after the Government that he was part of lost the support of the Congress.

  20. María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop

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    María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    juristsenior lectureressayistcolumnistresearcher
    Biography

    María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop is a Spanish jurist, professor of Philosophy of Law at the Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), specializing in human rights.

  21. Enrique Barón Crespo

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    Enrique Barón Crespo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianlawyer
    Biography

    Enrique Barόn Crespo is a Spanish politician, economist, and lawyer. He is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party and was a member of the European Parliament for the Party of European Socialists group until 2009.

  22. Julián Carrón

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    Julián Carrón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    linguistCatholic priest
    Biography

    Julián Carrón is a Spanish Catholic priest, and theologian and the current leader of the Italian Communion and Liberation movement.

  23. Bernardo Hernandez

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    Bernardo Hernandez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Bernardo Hernández González is a Spanish technology entrepreneur and business angel. He is a General Partner with e.ventures in Berlin. He was head of Flickr at Yahoo until he left in April 2015. He had been Director of Product Management at Google and Managing Director at Zagat. He has started, alone or with other partners, several Internet companies in Spain, such as Idealista.com, FloresFrescas.com or 11870.com. He was an early investor in Tuenti, a leading social network in Spain where he served as President of the Board until the sale to Telefonica in the summer of 2010. He is also President of the Board of the first internet startup in Spain to go public, bodaclick.com.

  24. Marcelo González Martín

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    Marcelo González Martín
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1918-2004 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Marcelo Gonzalez Martin was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain.

  25. Juan José Tamayo

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    Juan José Tamayo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Juan José Tamayo is a Spanish theologian and professor of theology at the Charles III University of Madrid. He specializes in Catholic hierarchy but has broadened into Islamic studies. He has contributed to controversies about Opus Dei, and has written over 50 books. He is president of the Asociación de Teólogos Juan XXIII.

  26. Francisco Álvarez Martínez

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    Francisco Álvarez Martínez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1925-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Francisco Álvarez Martínez is the former archbishop of the Spanish see of Toledo and a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.

  27. Arthur Roche

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    Arthur Roche
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Arthur Roche is an English prelate of the Catholic Church who has been Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) since May 2021. He was Secretary of that congregation from 2012 to 2021. Roche was the ninth Roman Catholic Bishop of Leeds from 2004 to 2012, having served previously as Coadjutor Bishop of Leeds and before that as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster. He became an archbishop when he joined the CDW in 2012.

  28. Andrés Torres Queiruga

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    Andrés Torres Queiruga
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    theologianauthorwriterprofessortranslator
    Biography

    Andrés Torres Queiruga is a Galician theologian, writer and translator.

  29. Narcís Jubany Arnau

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    Narcís Jubany Arnau
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1913-1996 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Narcís Jubany Arnau was a Spanish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Barcelona from 1971 to 1993, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1973.

  30. Andrés Ortiz-Osés

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    Andrés Ortiz-Osés
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    philosopherwriter
    Biography

    Andrés Ortiz-Osés was a Spanish philosopher. He was the founder of symbolic hermeneutics, a philosophical trend that gave a symbolic twist to north European hermeneutics.

  31. Amparo Moraleda

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    Amparo Moraleda
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    business executiveindustrial engineerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Amparo Moraleda Martínez is a Spanish business executive.

  32. Agustín García-Gasco Vicente

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    Agustín García-Gasco Vicente
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1931-2011 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Agustín García-Gasco y Vicente was a Spanish Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Valencia from 1992 to 2009, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2007.

  33. Ana María Pérez del Campo

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    Ana María Pérez del Campo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    activistfeministpolitician
    Biography

    Ana María Pérez del Campo Noriega is a Spanish lawyer, feminist and writer. She pioneered the struggle for women's rights under Franco and during Spain's transition to democracy. In 1974, she founded and headed the Asociación de Mujeres Separadas (Association of Separated Women) at a time when divorce had not yet been legalized and went on to prepare the terms of the 1981 divorce law. She has constantly fought for equal rights for men and women, recently turning to the defence of abused women.

  34. Cristina López Barrio

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    Cristina López Barrio
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writerlawyer
    Biography

    Cristina López Barrio is a Spanish writer and lawyer.

  35. Antonio Dorado Soto

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    Antonio Dorado Soto
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1931-2015 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Antonio Dorado Soto was a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop.

  36. Ignacio J. Pérez Arriaga

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    Ignacio J. Pérez Arriaga
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    electrical engineer
    Biography

    Ignacio J. Pérez Arriaga is a Spanish professor of Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector, currently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, United States) and the ICAI School of Engineering (Comillas Pontifical University, Spain). He is a life member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain. He has been a major contributor across the spectrum of electric power systems, from system dynamic analysis, monitoring and diagnosis at the start of his academic career, to economic and regulatory analysis.

  37. Luis Ángel de las Heras Berzal

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    Luis Ángel de las Heras Berzal
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Luis Ángel de las Heras Berzal C.F.M. is a Spanish prelate of the Catholic Church who served as bishop of León in Spain. He previously served as the bishop of Mondoñedo-Ferrol from 2016 to 2020.

  38. Fulgencio Argüelles

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    Fulgencio Argüelles
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    psychologistwriter
    Biography

    Fulgencio Argüelles, is a Spanish writer and psychologist.

  39. Pancho Casal

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    Pancho Casal
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Pancho Casal is a Spanish engineer, film producer and politician.

  40. José María Cirarda Lachiondo

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    José María Cirarda Lachiondo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1917-2008 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    university teacherpresbyterCatholic priest
    Biography

    José María Cirarda Lachiondo was a Spanish Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.

  41. Ana Alós

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    Ana Alós
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Ana Isabel Alós López is a Spanish politician, lawyer and senator. She sits on the Spanish senate committee for monitoring and evaluating the agreements of senate reports on strategies against gender-based violence. She is also a member of the Permanent Deputation of Spain. She was elected member of the Cortes Generales on January 8, 2016.

  42. Demetrio Jiménez Sánchez-Mariscal

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    Demetrio Jiménez Sánchez-Mariscal
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1963-2019 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    José Demetrio Jiménez Sánchez-Mariscal was an Argentine Roman Catholic bishop.

  43. Francisco Jesús Orozco Mengíbar

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    Francisco Jesús Orozco Mengíbar
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Bishop Francisco Jesús Orozco Mengibar is the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Guadix, Spain.

  44. Frank Vincent Ortiz, Jr

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    Frank Vincent Ortiz, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2005 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Francis Vincent "Frank" Ortiz Jr. was an American diplomat. He was Ambassador of the United States to Barbados, and Grenada as well as Special Representative to Dominica, Saint Lucia, Antigua, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, and St. Vincent from 1977 to 1979, United States Ambassador to Guatemala from 1979 to 1980, United States Ambassador to Peru from 1981 to 1983, and United States Ambassador to Argentina from 1983 to 1986.

  45. Ricardo Gómez Rojí

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    Ricardo Gómez Rojí
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1881-1936 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestcanonjournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Ricardo Gómez Roji was a Spanish Roman-Catholic priest, scholar, publisher and politician. For 26 years he served as a lecturing canon by the Burgos cathedral, known locally for his oratory skills; he also taught theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, animated local Catholic agrarian trade unions, and edited and managed few Catholic periodicals and bulletins. His political career climaxed in 1931-1933; elected to the Congress of Deputies as a candidate of a broad local monarchist-Integrist-conservative alliance, he served one term within the Agrarian parliamentary minority. Afterwards he approached Carlism and advanced its cause as a propagandist.