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Juan Subercaseaux

Monsignor Juan Subercaseaux Errazuriz was a Chilean Roman Catholic archbishop. Juan Subercaseaux was of French and Basque descent.

Juan Subercaseaux was born in Santiago, the son of Ramon Subercaseaux Vicuna, a career diplomat, Ambassador of Chile to the Holy See for more than two decades and Amalia Errazuriz Urmeneta, writer, author of the book "Rome of the spirit". Young Juan was educated in the values of the faith, in a deeply Catholic family, had as spiritual director the famous Chilean priest, Miguel Leon Prado, who would become, years later, the first bishop of the Diocese of Linares. Juan went to the prestigious Jesuit school of "San Ignacio" in Santiago, and from there he went directly to the Santiago Seminar in order to continue his education. After his ordination he continued his studies of Philosophy and Theology in Rome, initially at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana and, subsequently, at the Pontificio Collegio Pio Latino Americano of Rome and at the "Accademia dei Nobili Ecclesiastici" (nowadays "Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica)", where he obtained the doctorate in Philosophy and Theology.

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