Bishop Frank Caggiano '77 Appointed Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport
At noon, Vatican City time on Wednesday July 31, Pope Francis announced the appointment of Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano of Brooklyn, Regis class of 1977, as bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Bishop Caggiano was born on Easter Sunday in Brooklyn, New York in 1959. He entered Regis as a freshman in the Fall of 1973. After graduating from Regis, Caggiano earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Cathedral College, a master of divinity from Immaculate Conception Seminary, 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.

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Bishop Caggiano is the most recent in an impressive list of Regis graduates appointed to serve as bishop. The list includes:

Most Reverend John J. Maguire '21†, Coadjutor Archbishop of New York
Most Reverend Thomas A. Donnellan '31†, Archbishop of Atlanta
Most Reverend George H. Guilfoyle '31†, Bishop of Camden
Most Reverend Edwin B. Broderick '34†, Bishop of Albany
Most Reverend George E. Lynch '34†, Bishop of Raleigh
Most Reverend Thomas C. Kelly '49, Archbishop of Louisville
Most Reverend Edward J. O'Donnell '49†, Bishop of Lafayette
Most Reverend James T.G. Hayes, S.J.† (Faculty Member, 1915-1918), Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro (Philippines)
Most Reverend Martin J. Neylon, S.J.† (Faculty Member, 1953-1954), Bishop of the Caroline and Marshall Islands

In addition, The Right Rev. Joseph Boyle, OCSO, ’59 currently serves as Abbot of St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado.

Pictured: Bishop Frank J. Caggiano '77 smiles as he presides at the ordination of permanent deacons at Our Lady of Angels Church in the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on May 25, 2013. Photo courtesy

Posted: 8/5/13