On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, at the Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome, we give the floor to the former secretaries. Each one tells us about what caught the attention of his team when he was leading this apostolic secretariat of the Society and the challenges he perceives for the social and ecological ministry today.
Here is Fr. Francisco Javier (Patxi) Álvarez. He is currently a member of the ALBOAN team, a Jesuit NGO of the Spanish Province dedicated to international development. He is also Delegate of the Provincial of Spain for discernment and apostolic planning.