TRUMBULL, Conn. (WTNH) -- It's been more than year but finally Catholics in Southeastern Connecticut have a new Bishop.
An installation mass was held Thursday, welcoming the new Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport.
By taking a seat, Frank Caggiano becomes Bishop of Bridgeport. Still humble in the Holy moment .
"First and foremost my obligation is to listen," said Caggiano.
The installation ceremony attended by hundreds of priests, forty bishops from across the US and two Cardinals, including Edward Cardinal Egan, leader of the diocese for a decade.
Now it's the job of 53-year-old Brooklyn born Caggiano to oversee nearly a half million Roman Catholics in 82 parishes.
"We have different ethnic groups, people of different upbringings and it means bringing them all together as one family is going to be a bit of a challenge," said Caggiano.
He takes over for William Lori recently elevated to Archbishop of Baltimore, credited with crafting national standards for how the church handles claims of sex abuse and helping this diocese heal from such scandals.
Caggiano is vowing to continue the recovery, reclaiming Catholics who have fallen away, lost faith.
"So what does that mean concretely. Reaching out to people who perhaps feel alienated, perhaps who need their trust reassured in the life of the church," said Caggiano.
When the bishop told his parents he was leaving Yale to become a priest, his father was disappointed. But, his mother was thrilled and her birthday was chosen specifically for these ceremonies.
The Federal Railroad Administration has mandated that all Metro-North lines use new safeguards to control train speed, in order to alert engineers that a train is entering a dangerous section of track.
The families of a woman and three children who drowned when a van rolled into a Bridgeport pond in 2007 have settled a lawsuit against the dealership that sold the van.
Report cards are based on test scores that measure traditional classroom work, but sometimes the best lessons in school are a little less traditional, such as the one students in North Haven got Friday about flying.
Job security remains a top issue for the Pratt & Whitney machinists union as it heads into the final days of contract negotiations with management.
A post office clerk in Avon has been charged with secretly using a cellphone to record a co-worker.
Unilever has agreed to pay $4.5 million after pleading guilty to two felony environmental violations at its former health and beauty products manufacturing plant in Clinton.
A big toy drive that goes a long way towards brightening the holidays for some Connecticut children filled the floor of the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
Connecticut's governor has directed flags to fly at half-staff in recognition of both the death of Nelson Mandela and the lives lost in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Vernon police arrested a man who they say tried to steal Salvation Army donations and one of their well-known red kettles, as well as food from a supermarket.
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