STATEMENT OF BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO ON THE APPOINTMENT OF BISHOP FRANK CAGGIANO AS FIFTH BISHOP OF BRIDGEPORT, CONN.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2013

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THE STATEMENT OF BISHOP DIMARZIO:
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STATEMENT OF BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO ON THE APPOINTMENT OF
BISHOP FRANK CAGGIANO AS FIFTH BISHOP OF BRIDGEPORT, CONN.

This morning, the Holy Father appointed the Most Reverend Frank Caggiano as the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Bishop Caggiano, who was ordained a priest in 1987 for the Diocese of Brooklyn, has served in a number of pastoral and administrative positions. He has been both a pastor and also responsible for the formation of men for the permanent diaconate. Since 2006, Bishop Caggiano has served as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia.

First and foremost, Bishop Caggiano is an outstanding teacher, as is evidenced by the Holy See selecting him twice to offer catechesis to the young people at World Youth Days both in Madrid 2011 and just recently in Rio de Janeiro.

“For twenty-six years, Bishop Caggiano has faithfully served the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens, and I can attest that he is an outstanding priest. He has been one of my closest collaborators,” said the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. “I had the privilege of ordaining Bishop Caggiano to the Episcopacy, and I can unequivocally state that he will be an outstanding pastor to the faithful of Bridgeport.”

Bishop DiMarzio continued, “Bishop Caggiano was at the forefront of reorganizing Catholic schools and academies to make them sustainable for many years into the future. Also under his guidance, all of our parishes were placed on firm financial footing to ensure their vibrancy for many years to come. Bishop Caggiano embodies the best of the vision that Pope Francis has for those who are called to be shepherds in the Church. I offer my prayers for Bishop Caggiano as he undertakes this new ministry in his Episcopacy.”

The announcement will be live streamed beginning at 10am this morning.  The link may be found at www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org

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