Bishop Agustin Roman remembered at funeral services.
Photographer: Archdiocese of Miami
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MIAMI — The first Cuban to be appointed a Roman Catholic bishop in the U.S. is being remembered at funeral services in Miami.
The Archdiocese of Miami said Auxiliary Bishop Agustin Roman died Wednesday at age 83.
Roman fled Cuba in 1961. He came to Miami in 1966, and he was appointed auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese in 1979.
After more than a day of public viewing at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, Roman's body was scheduled Saturday to be transported to the Cathedral of St. Mary for a funeral Mass celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski.
Roman will be buried Saturday afternoon at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery in Miami.
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