José Luis Mendoza, the controversial founder of UCAM and patron of sports, dies

The president of the San Antonio de Murcia Catholic College (UCAM) and member of the COE has died on the age of 74 of abdomen most cancers

José Luis Mendoza, an act on the COE.EOC

Controversial in his manifestations, ultra-religious, father of 14 youngsters and founder 26 years in the past of the San Antonio de Murcia Catholic College (UCAM), amongst many different options of his profile, Jose Luis Mendoza (Cartagena, 1949) died this Wednesday of abdomen most cancers, having turn out to be the patron of sports activities and Spanish Olympism.

In reality, the college he started to dream of within the Eighties when he taught future well being employees and which he launched in simply three years when he returned in 1993 from the missions within the Dominican Republic -where he traveled along with his spouse and her eight eldest youngsters (she was pregnant with the ninth) -, was essentially the most represented on this planet within the Tokyo Video games in variety of athletes and the 2 Spanish flag-bearers, Mireia Belmonte and Sal CraviottoThey studied in its lecture rooms and are nonetheless linked to the establishment.

Managed by the San Antonio de Murcia Basis, the controversies and suspicions in Murcian society round its president and the college itself marked the primary years of lifetime of the UCAM, which began in 1996 with 680 college students and right this moment has greater than 22,000 college students. of 110 nationalities and an internationalization fee that’s ten factors larger than the common for Spanish universities.

Personalist in his administration and with a devoted course from the start of the challenge, the likes and phobias of Murcian society in the direction of José Luis Mendoza have accompanied him in equal components from minute one in every of his college challenge, and the switch by the church of the Jerónimos Monastery to host the UCAM was unsuccessfully denounced within the civil and ecclesiastical courts for Juan Antonio Reig Pl when he arrived on the bishopric of Cartagena a decade after he began the Catholic college.

social criticism

This milestone opened a long time of social criticism, administrative complaints and even worldwide conflicts, with José Luis Mendoza on the middle of public opinion, on account of doubts concerning the buildability of ceded municipal land, the conflict of powers with the 2 Murcian public universities for the successive enlargement of the tutorial provide, or the issuance {of professional} recognitions to have the ability to apply in Italy to professors and legal professionals from that nation by means of distance programs from UCAM.

Vehement in his public demonstrations, a lover of sports activities, acknowledged by NATO for spreading the values ​​of the Atlantic Alliance and by the Spanish Authorities with the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Sensible, amongst different awards, José Luis Mendoza was a fervent member of the neocatechumenal group, Vatican adviser for household issues and private pal of Benedict XVI.

Elected in 2017 as a member of the Spanish Olympic Committee, the president of UCAM endorsed the Anglo-Saxon mannequin of upper training and added to the ranks of his challenge, by means of research scholarships, elite athletes from all disciplines who’ve gone associating the UCAM model with sporting {and professional} success.

With a global presence in Asia, however above all in Latin America, José Luis Mendoza understood his college as a middle for analysis, worldwide cooperation and the evangelization of younger individuals, and there weren’t a number of educational acts to open the course, graduations or congresses. by which lecturers and college students are directed to defend the values ​​of the church and oppose abortion, gay marriage or euthanasia.

Misgivings with vaccines

The coronavirus pandemic introduced him to the entrance pages on account of his misgivings about vaccines, his warnings about supposed management “chips” put in when inoculating or his protection of vitamin C from citrus to take care of covid 19.

Discreet, alternatively, in his side of benefactor to quite a few residents or organizations that got here to the UCAM searching for financial or materials assist, José Luis Mendoza died this Wednesday after “having been introduced again to life as soon as lifeless”, as He himself defined when speaking about his restoration after a number of most cancers diagnoses lately, and his final public act was the opening of the 2022-2023 educational yr, the place he recalled the greater than 5 a long time of “educational exercise and historical past of the love of God “.