The Most Reverend Frank J. Theresa Church in Trumbull. In his installation homily, he spoke of the needs to build bridges to youth, to all those who are troubled, who are neglected and to Catholics who no longer participate in the life of the Church. On February 22, , he formally convoked the 4th Synod of the Diocese of Bridgeport, the first in 32 years, as an opportunity for renewal and pastoral planning for the future of the local Church. After a series of listening sessions with over 4, comments by laity, priests and religious across the diocese, the Bishop announced the Synod themes of empowering youth, building up the community of faith, fostering evangelical outreach, and promoting works of charity and justice. In an historic move of reconciliation, Bishop Caggiano met with the membership of Voice of the Faithful in March to discuss issues that have divided the local Church for decades. He also reconstituted the Review Board of the Diocese to oversee implementation of diocesan Safe Environments policy, and announced the formation of a new Ministerial Advisory Board to review cases in which the Bishop must consider action regarding the assignment of a priest or deacon accused of adult misconduct. In the November , the bishop initiated a major reorganization of diocesan offices into a Secretariat structure in order to improve planning and the level of service and communication with parishes.
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MOST REVEREND BISHOP FRANK J. CAGGIANO
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Frank Joseph Caggiano born March 29, is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who has been serving as the Bishop of Bridgeport since his appointment in His parents were Italian immigrants who came to the United States from the town of Caggiano , in the province of Salerno , in He has an older sister, Antonia.