This article was translated by John R. Bopp

For us here at the blog, the person of José María Setien is a key figure in the history of our nation in the hard times we lived through with the ETA and post-Francoism.  This role of this Basque man of faith, committed to Justice, Peace, and Truth, will only be understood with the passage of time and the disappearance of all the misery that defined those years.

Monsignor Setien was always a beacon for the defenders of Peace and of the Dignity of the Human Being in years when that idea was neither comfortable nor easy.  And his work and transcendence are huge, as shown by the efforts being undertaken to stain his memory.

But from Settimana News out of Bologna, we’ve found an article by Francesco Strazzari in which the international relations expert at the University of Pisa analyzes the role and personality of this extraordinary Basque who has now left us.

Agur eta Ohore

Settimana News – 13/7/2018 – Italia

È morto Setién, il “vescovo rosso”

Si è spento a novant’anni, il 10 luglio, dopo essere stato colpito domenica 8 da un ictus. Mai avrei pensato di trovarmi per caso davanti alla sua bara esposta nella cattedrale del Buon Pastore di San Sebastián mercoledì 11 luglio, quando si sono celebrate le esequie presiedute dal suo successore mons. Munilla, che continua a non gradire la figura di José María Setién, di cui si è scritto – il giorno stesso della sua morte – che aveva fatto della politica la sua religione e della religione la sua politica. Uno stereotipo vergognoso.

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Last Updated on Dec 20, 2020 by About Basque Country

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