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New bishop installed for Bridgeport diocese

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TRUMBULL, CT (AP) -

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport finally has its new bishop.

Hundreds of people attended the formal installation Mass of the Rev. Frank Caggiano on Thursday at St. Teresa Church in Trumbull. The ceremony was conducted by Hartford Archbishop Henry Mansell.

Among those attending were New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Cardinal Edward Egan, retired archbishop of New York.

In his homily, Caggiano said part of his mission as the diocese's leader is to build bridges.

Caggiano fills a post left vacant since the departure of Bishop William Lori, who was named Archbishop of Baltimore last year. Lori returned for his successor's installation..

Caggiano had been one of four auxiliary bishops in Brooklyn, N.Y. His Bridgeport appointment was announced in July.

The diocese has more than 460,000 registered Catholics in Fairfield County with 82 parishes.

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