Fr Juan Hernández Pico was a friend and co-conspirator of Oscar Romero and is a Jesuit theologian and social scientist based at the Romero Pastoral Centre, part of the Central American University (UCA) in El Salvador.
Father Pico was born in the Basque country, and has joint Spanish/Guatemalan nationality. He has dedicated his life to pastoral work amongst poor communities in Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, many of which have suffered the violence of civil war. Before coming to the UCA, Fr Juan lived in the parish of La Natividad in the western highlands of Guatemala, working pastorally with Mayan indigenous communities.
He is the author and co-author of many publications, including “Living Christianity: Theological Reflections from Central America” and “Theology of Christian Solidarity”, co-written with Fr Jon Sobrino, who gave the Lauriston Romero Lecture in 2008.
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