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12, 2012

Maurice R. Hernandez

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Statement by Commissioner Lynda Bell on the passing of Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Agustín Román


Commissioner Lynda Bell today issued her sentiments on the passing of Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Agustín Román:

“Bishop Román was a beloved soul and a beacon of hope and inspiration to oppressed people everywhere and someone who distinguished himself as the spiritual leader of the Cuban exile community.  He was a man of great compassion and profound faith who earned the respect and admiration of thousands here at home and throughout the world.  He will be sorely missed.

"On behalf of myself, my family and my Commission staff, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies to his family, during this most difficult time.”