Father Romero-Rojas was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and ordained to the priesthood on March 17, 2000, in the Military Diocese of Venezuela. He resides in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Fr. Romero-Rojas went to the Catholic University of Saint Rose of Lima in Caracas, Venezuela, for his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from 1991 to 1993. He served in the Military Seminary of Bogota, Colombia, from 1995 to 1999. He obtained degrees in theology and international affairs from the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota in 2017.
Fr. Romero-Rojas earned his master’s degree in bioethics and law from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in palliative care from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
Before coming to the United States, Fr. Romero-Rojas was a military chaplain for the Venezuelan air force.
For the past 20 years, Fr. Rojas has been traveling and preaching in parishes across the United States, raising funds and generating awareness among U.S. Catholics for the downtrodden and the neglected populations in the developing world.
He brings his experienced bilingual preaching skills to Cross Catholic Outreach and his dedication to God’s most precious lambs – the poor!
In 2016 he was commissioned as a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis.