With the backing of the Order of the Way of St. James, the Academia Xacobea was presented in Santiago de Compostela. The organization will be headed by Xesús Palmou, former Galician minister of public accounts and former Galician minister of justice and the interior, and doctor of laws.
The Academia Xacobea has been created to foment research, study and promotion of the scientific and artistic aspects of the world of the Way of St. James. This includes anything from scientific work and studies to fiction/literature.
At the presentation ceremony, Marcelino Agís Villaverde was appointed as a full member. Agís Villaverde is a professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, lecturer, philosopher and scholar of the relationship between the Way of St. James and similar manifestations in other cultural territories.