Jose Inocencio Alas

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Date of Birth October 7, 1934
Place of Birth El Salvador
Age 86 years old
Horoscope Libra

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José Inocencio "Chencho" Alas, one of ten children. He was a Catholic priest for many years, a friend to Archbishop Óscar Romero, and an advocate of peasant rights. Alas founded the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America, and is currently the director of the Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoamerica. He lives in the U.S. state of Texas with his wife. His brother is Monseñor Higinio Alas, a well known bishop in Costa Rica.

About Jose Inocencio Alas

Catholic priest and advocate of peasant rights who was prominent in El Salvador during the 1970s and 1980s.

Before Fame

He began working as a priest in El Salvador in 1961.

Achievement

He founded the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America in 1996.

Family Life

He was raised in a family of 10 children in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Associations

He was a friend of Archbishop, Oscar Romero.

Information related to José Inocencio Alas

  • Human rights in El Salvador
  • Salvadoran Roman Catholic priests
  • Salvadoran religious leaders
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Latest information about Jose Inocencio Alas updated on January 20, 2021.

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