MIAMI - Agustin Roman, the first Cuban to be appointed bishop in the United States, has died in Miami. He was 83.
The Archdiocese of Miami announced Roman went into cardiac arrest and died last Wednesday. He had suffered from heart disease for several years.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski called Roman a "great patriot" to the Cuban nation.
Officials say Roman and 132 other priests were expelled from Cuba in 1961. He arrived in Miami, where he became a spiritual leader and advocate first for Cuban exiles and later for many other immigrants, including Haitian refugees. He also worked closely with protestant and Jewish leaders.