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Bernardino Piñera Carvallo (born 22 September 1915) is a Chilean prelate of the Catholic Church. He was born in Paris, France. At the age of 102, he is the oldest living Catholic bishop.[1]

The Most Reverend
Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
Archbishop Emeritus of La Serena
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese La Serena
See La Serena
Appointed 1 July 1983
Installed 7 August 1983
Term ended 29 September 1990
Predecessor Juan Francisco Fresno Larraín
Successor Francisco José Cox Huneeus
Ordination 5 April 1947
by José María Caro Rodríguez
Consecration 27 April 1958
by Manuel Larraín Errazuriz
Personal details
Birth name Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
Born (1915-09-22) 22 September 1915 (age 102)
Paris, France
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Motto Servus Tuus sum ego
Styles of
Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor



Piñera was ordained a priest on 5 April 1947. He worked for the Catholic Action. On 11 February 1958, Pope Pius XII appointed Piñera Carvallo auxiliary bishop of Talca. Later, he was appointed Bishop of Temuco (1960–1977) and Archbishop of La Serena (1983–1990). From 1983 until 1988, he was president of the Episcopal Conference of Chile. Piñera Carvallo attended the Second Vatican Council from 1962 until 1965. He is the paternal uncle of Sebastián Piñera, the President of Chile.[2]

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  1. ^ "Mons. Bernardino Piñera cumple hoy 100 años de vida". Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Monseñor Bernardino Piñera y la relación con su sobrino Presidente". Retrieved 22 September 2016. 

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