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Priest Osvaldo Fernández de Castro

Vice Chancellor

The representative of the Chancellor at the University who works from the Office of the Vice Chancellor.


When the Chancellor delegates his pastoral duties to him, the Vice Chancellor heads and leads the Campus Ministry. He has the support of the Director of the Campus Ministry to guide and inspire the University ministry and the initiatives to evangelize the culture. 


Priest Osvaldo Fernández de Castro was born on April 6, 1974, in Santiago, Chile. He completed his primary and secondary studies at Tabancura School. Later, after studying Physics for two years at Universidad de Chile, he joined the Pontifical Major Seminary of Santiago in 1994.  

He was ordained as a priest in 2002 and served as Assistant Vicar at the Pedro Bonilli Parish in Puente Alto and later at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Maipú.  

During these years, he continued his pastoral studies, finishing a Master’s in Dogmatics at UC Chile. In 2006, he traveled to Barcelona, where he earned a Doctorate in Theology with a focus on Liturgy from the Faculty of Theology of Catalonia.  

Upon returning to Chile, he became the parish priest of San Juan Apóstol Parish in Vitacura, serving in this role from 2010 to 2018. 

That same year, he took on the position of parish priest at Santa Teresa de Los Andes in Lo Barnechea, holding the role until March 2024. 

From 2012 to 2018, he served as Deputy Secretary for Pastoral Affairs of the Chilean Episcopal Conference.  

Since 2010, he has been a professor at the UC Faculty of Theology, of the Pontifical Major Seminary of Santiago and the Diaconate School.  

Currently, he also serves as the Director of the Liturgy Department of Santiago and the National Liturgy Commission. 


Osvaldo Fernández de Castro