Photo: Auxiliary Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Brooklyn, N.Y., during a July 31 press conference in Bridgeport, Conn., after Pope Francis appointed him to head the Diocese of Bridgeport. He succeeds then-Bishop William E. Lori, who was named archbishop of Baltimore in 2012. (CNS photo/Amy Mortensen, Fairfield County Catholic)

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano of Brooklyn, 54, as bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, July 31, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Caggiano succeeds Archbishop William Lori, who was named archbishop of Baltimore, on March 20, 2012.

Bishop Caggiano was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 29, 1959. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Cathedral College, Queens, New York; a master of divinity from Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, and a licentiate and doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University, Rome.
He was ordained a priest for the Brooklyn Diocese in 1987, named a papal chaplain with the title Monsignor in 2003 and named an auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn in 2006.
The Bridgeport Diocese includes 633 square miles. The diocese has 925,899 people, with 410,834, or 44 percent of them, Catholic.