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Pope Francis Welcomes New Ambassador from Chile

Octavio Errazuriz Guilisasti

Pope Francis on September 17, 2018, received Octavio Errazuriz Guilisasti, new Ambassador of Chile to the Holy See, during the presentation of his credentials.

The following are the essential biographical details of the new Ambassador:

Octavio Errazuriz Guilisasti, Ambassador of Chile to the Holy See

He was born in 1942.

He is married and has two daughters.

He received a degree in Law (University of Santiago, 1959) and later a master’s degree (University of Virginia,   School of Government, 1966). He is a lawyer (1968).

He served in the following positions: Diplomatic Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1964-1969); Officer Embassy of the United States of America (1969-1973); Officer at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and Official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1976-1981); Officer Embassy of the United States of America (1981-1985); Ambassador in Ecuador (1985-1989); Ambassador to the United States of America (1989-1990); Ambassador in Malaysia (1994-1997); Ambassador to China (1997-2001); Director of Bilateral and General Director of Foreign Policy Relations (2001-2010); Ambassador to the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (2010-2014).

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