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New York bishop named to lead Bridgeport Diocese

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) -

A bishop from New York has been named to lead the Roman Catholic diocese in Bridgeport.

Rev. Frank Caggiano, an auxiliary bishop in Brooklyn, takes over a post left vacant since the departure of Bishop William Lori, who was named Archbishop of Baltimore in March 2012.

Caggiano was ordained as priest in Brooklyn in 1987 and has served in a number of positions in that diocese, including Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia.

A news conference was scheduled Wednesday morning at Bridgeport's Catholic Center.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn says in a release that Caggiano is an outstanding priest and educator who led a reorganization of Catholic schools in that diocese.

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