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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
Enthroned 7 August 1983
Reign ended 29 September 1990
Predecessor Juan Francisco Fresno Larraín
Successor Francisco José Cox Huneeus
Ordination 5 April 1947
Consecration 27 April 1958
by Manuel Larraín Errazuriz
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Birth name Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
Born (1915-09-22)22 September 1915
Paris, France
Died 21 June 2020(2020-06-21) (aged 104)
Santiago, Chile
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  • Auxiliary Bishop of Talca (1958–60)
  • Titular Bishop of Prusias ad Hypium (1958–60)
  • Bishop of Temuco (1960–77)
  • President of the Chilean Episcopal Conference (1983–87)
Motto Servus Tuus sum ego
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Bernardino Piñera Carvallo
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor

Monsignor Bernardino Piñera Carvallo (22 September 1915 – 21 June 2020) was a Chilean bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.


Born in Paris, France, 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 (1960–77) and Archbishop of La Serena (1983–90). From 1983 to 1988, he was president of the Episcopal Conference of Chile. Piñera Carvallo attended the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965. He was the paternal uncle of Sebastián Piñera, the president of Chile.


Msgr Piñera died in Santiago on 21 June 2020, aged 104. Piñera had contracted COVID-19 a month earlier during the COVID-19 pandemic in Chile. Although the government initially denied the disease to be the cause of death, the certificate issued by the Civil Registry and Identification Service indicates "pneumonia due to COVID-19" as the cause. At the time of his death, he was the oldest Catholic bishop in the world, and the last surviving bishop appointed by Pius XII.

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