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Raúl Hasbún

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Chile
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1933
  • Age: 83
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Raul Alfredo Hasbún Zaror (n. San Bernardo , 6 of June of 1933 ) is a priest diocesan Chilean origin Palestinian Christian of the Archdiocese of Santiago. Popularly known as the "cure Hasbún." 

Raul was personal secretary to Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez who had a troubled relationship, being fired for it. He is also Professor of Theology Moral of Confession and preaching at the Pontifical Seminary of the Holy Guardian Angels, of the Archdiocese of Santiago. It was Sunday columnist for El Mercurio, a professor at Universidad Gabriela Mistral, chaplain of the Marian School and Santa Ursula College. It belongs to the Diocesan Institute of Schöenstatt.

Between 1972 and 1974 he was executive director of the Television Corporation of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile , strongly marking the editorial line of the channel, opposition to the government of Salvador Allende in the stage of further polarization in the country. After the military coup, in 1974, he resigned by differences of a personal nature with the delegate rector of the University, Vice Admiral Jorge Swett Madge, although Hasbún was a fervent supporter of the military government. His replacement was appointed Eleodoro Rodriguez Matte.

In 2000, he officiated at the marriage ceremony of Chilean tennis player Marcelo Rios , with Costa Rican Giuliana Sotela. From 1977 to early 2001 led the space of religious commentary and news of Teletrece , central newscast of Channel 13, Fridays, alternating with Mons. Luis Eugenio Silva. After his controversial departure of the now former Catholic station in January 2001 by issuing comments in favor of Augusto Pinochet and Paul Schäfer , that even meant a note from the Episcopal Conference of Chile categorically rejecting his sayings and overruling a Hasbún to take an opinion of the concerning these issues Church, came to Megavisión for space religious commentary (alternating with Fr.. Enrique Opaso, pastor of Reñaca), which was before the news and also some Sundays presided over the Mass televised by channel. This happened until 2012, when space was canceled and Hasbún was fired from the station Bethia Holding executives who bought the private station to the succession of Ricardo Claro. Currently the P. Hasbún continues to record series of Catholic formation that are issued by the Catholic television network EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network). for all hispanoamérica via satellite television. It is a football fan and fan of Palestine .
He was executive director of the Corporation of Television of the Catholic University of Chile during the 70s and one of the fiercest opponents of the government of Salvador Allende.

His sympathy for the political right and the defense to the Chilean military regime led by General Augusto Pinochet, one has meant different criticism from various sectors of Chilean politics, including the church itself.



Achievements and Awards


Good morning country (1983), Editorial Andrés Bello. Collection of articles published in the newspaper La Tercera .
The value of the word , (1985), Editorial Andrés Bello.
Father Raul Hasbun testimonies , Edebe Editorial, ISBN 956-18-0254-6
Open the doors to the Redeemer
diocesan priest with a long history in Chilean television and is currently involved in numerous areas of EWTN.

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