René Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas
René Rebolledo Salinas
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
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Early life and education
René Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas was born in Cunco, Chile, son of Bernardo Rebolledo and Berta Salinas. In March 1978, he entered Seminario Mayor San Fidel in San José de la Mariquina, Chile, where he studied philosophy and theology. He was ordained to the priesthood on August 25, 1984 by Bishop Sixto Parzinger Foidl, O.F.M., Cap., who then served as Vicar Apostolic of Araucanía which later became the Roman Catholic Diocese of Villarrica.
After ordination, Rebolledo served at Immaculate Conception Parish in Loncoche, before commencing studies in Italy, where he earned a doctorate in theology. Returning to Chile, from 1990 to 2002, he was a professor and formator at Seminario Mayor San Fidel. From 1993 to 2002, he served as rector of the institution.
From 1994 to 2000, he served two terms as the president of Organization of Chilean Seminaries (Organización de Seminarios Chilenos, or OSCHI, for short), and he also served as a board member of the Latin American Organization for Seminaries (Organización Latinoamericana de Seminarios, or OSLAM).
In December 2002, Bishop Parzinger named him Vicar General of the newly erected Diocese of Villarrica. In January 2004 he also became rector of the Cathedral.
|Catholic Church titles|
Alejandro Goic Karmelic
|Bishop of Osorno
19 June 2004–14 December 2013
Manuel Gerardo Donoso Donoso, SS.CC.
|Archbishop of La Serena
14 December 2014–incumbent