The Rt. Rev. Hugo Luis Pina-Lopez, who served as an assisting bishop in the Diocese of Central Florida beginning in 2001, died Sept. 20. He was 79.
Born in La Gloria in Camaguey, Cuba, he was a graduate of La Progressiva School and Union Theological Seminary in that nation.
He began ministry to churches in Florida in 1968, and was consecrated as the first Bishop of Honduras in 1978.
He returned to ministry in the United States in 1984, serving in Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida.
St. Matthew’s Church in Orlando celebrated the 40th anniversary of his consecration to the episcopate in June.
Adapted from the Diocese of Central Florida