Vatican City, Mar 3, 2020 / 07:24 am
Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Spanish-born Idente Missionary Fr. Luis Miguel Romero to be an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.
The bishop-elect is a priest of the Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer religious congregation and has had pastoral and academic assignments around the world.
Since 2014, Romero, 65, has been pastor of Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead, New York. He was recently appointed vicar of Hispanic ministry and evangelization for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
"I receive this appointment, believing that only grace can realize the keys that I received in my vocation: to live and transmit the Gospel with the sacrifice of my life and my reputation, faithful to the greatest testimony of love, to give up my life together with Christ for our Heavenly Father," Romero said March 3.