Fr. von Arx, S.J., issues statement on appointment of the Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano

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Image: Fairfield University flagsRev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., president of Fairfield University, issued the following statement today upon the announcement of the appointment of the Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport:

Speaking on behalf of the entire Fairfield University community, faculty, staff and students, we join our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Bridgeport in offering warmest congratulations and welcome to Bishop Designate Caggiano on his appointment as Bishop.  

It is a particularly auspicious announcement for our Jesuit university on this day - July 31st - the feast-day of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Bishop Caggiano is himself a graduate of a Jesuit school, Regis High School in New York, and the Jesuit-founded Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Although I have yet to meet the bishop, he brings to our diocese a reputation for great warmth, love of the Church, strength of leadership, and pastoral compassion. His experience as the auxiliary bishop in Brooklyn makes him ideally suited to lead our diverse and vibrant diocese.

We offer prayers of gratitude for his appointment, and may God continue to bless him as he assumes the spiritual leadership of our diocese.

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Posted on July 31, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 14

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