Luis Miguel Romero Fernández
Luis Miguel Romero Fernández
|Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of Rockville Centre|
|Appointed||March 3, 2020|
|Ordination||September 11, 1981|
|Born||June 16, 1954|
Romero was born in Palencia, Spain, and raised in Huelva. He entered the Idente Missionaries in 1972 and was ordained to the priesthood on September 11, 1981. He received a doctorate in medicine from the University of Zaragoza in 1987.
Romero worked for 25 years in Latin America, including a stint from 1996 to 2009 as chancellor and rector-chancellor of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja in Ecuador. In 2007, Romero was named president of the Organización Universitaria Interamericana (Inter-American Organization for Higher Education).
In December 2019 he was named vicar of Hispanic ministry for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre in Long Island, New York. Pope Francis appointed Romero auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre and titular bishop of Egara on March 3, 2020. His consecration as bishop, initially scheduled for April 16, 2020, was postponed due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
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- Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre Official Site
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