Bernardino Piñera

Bernardino Piñera Carvallo (born 22 September 1915) is a Chilean Bishop of the Catholic Church. He was born in Paris, France.[1]

Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
Archbishop Emeritus of La Serena
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseLa Serena
SeeLa Serena
Appointed1 July 1983
Installed7 August 1983
Term ended29 September 1990
PredecessorJuan Francisco Fresno Larraín
SuccessorFrancisco José Cox Huneeus
Ordination5 April 1947
by José María Caro Rodríguez
Consecration27 April 1958
by Manuel Larraín Errazuriz
Personal details
Birth nameBernardino Piñera Carvallo
Born (1915-09-22) 22 September 1915 (age 104)
Paris, France
Previous post
MottoServus Tuus sum ego
Styles of
Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor


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]

Vatican sex abuse investigationEdit

On August 21, 2019, Chile's nuncio Ivo Scapolo announced that the Vatican had launched an investigation into claims that Piñera sexually abused at least one child 50 years prior.[3][4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mons. Bernardino Piñera cumple hoy 100 años de vida". Archived from the original on 23 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Monseñor Bernardino Piñera y la relación con su sobrino Presidente". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
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