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Bernardino Piñera Carvallo (born September 22, 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
See La Serena
Appointed July 1, 1983
Term ended September 29, 1990
Predecessor Juan Francisco Fresno Larraín
Successor Francisco José Cox Huneeus
Other posts Auxiliay Bishop of Talca (1958-60)
Bishop of Temuco (1960-77)
Ordination April 5, 1947
Consecration April 27, 1958
by Manuel Larraín Errazuriz
Personal details
Born (1915-09-22) 22 September 1915 (age 102)
Paris, France
Denomination Catholic Church
Styles of
Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor
Posthumous style none



Piñera was ordained a priest on April 5, 1947. He worked for the Catholic Action. On February 11, 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 Chile's former president, Sebastián Piñera.[2]

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  1. ^ "Mons. Bernardino Piñera cumple hoy 100 años de vida". Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Monseñor Bernardino Piñera y la relación con su sobrino Presidente". Retrieved 2016-09-22. 

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