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Diocese of

Bridgeport

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bridgeport / Bridgeporten(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Hartford

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (84)

New York (←), Hartford (→)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.07.31 – ...):Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano (63)Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bridgeport (Roman Rite)

Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano (63)Bishop Frank Joseph Caggiano (63)
(2013.07.31 – ...)

Bishop of Bridgeport (USA)

An instrument of your peace

Born:1959.03.29 (Gravesend, NY, USA)
Ordained Priest:1987.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:2006.08.22

Titular Bishop of Inis Cathaig (2006.06.06 – 2013.07.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (USA) (2006.06.06 – 2013.07.31)

Bishop of Bridgeport (USA) (2013.07.31 – ...)

Archbishop William Edward Lori (71)Bishop William Edward Lori (71) (later Archbishop)
(2001.01.23 – 2012.03.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore (USA)
Vice-President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Caritas in veritate

Born:1951.05.06 (Louisville, KY, USA)
Ordained Priest:1977.05.14
Consecrated Bishop:1995.04.20

Titular Bishop of Bulla (1995.02.28 – 2001.01.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Washington (USA) (1995.02.28 – 2001.01.23)

Bishop of Bridgeport (USA) (2001.01.23 – 2012.03.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore (USA) (2012.03.20 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Wheeling–Charleston (USA) (2018.09.13 – 2019.07.23)

Vice-President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2022.11.15 – ...)

Bishop Edward Michael Egan (later Cardinal)
(1988.11.05 – 2000.05.11)

In the holiness of truth

Born:1932.04.02 (Oak Park, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1957.12.15
Consecrated Bishop:1985.05.22
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2015.03.05 (New York City, NY, USA † 82)

Prelate Auditor of Roman Rota (1972.11.20 – 1985.04.01)

Titular Bishop of Allegheny (1985.04.01 – 1988.11.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of New York (USA) (1985.04.01 – 1988.11.05)

Bishop of Bridgeport (USA) (1988.11.05 – 2000.05.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of New York (USA) (2000.05.11 – 2009.02.23)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo (2001.02.21 [2001.02.23] – 2015.03.05)

Bishop Walter William Curtis
(1961.09.23 – 1988.06.28)

Born:1913.05.03 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1937.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1957.09.24
Died:1997.10.18 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Bisica (1957.06.27 – 1961.09.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Newark (USA) (1957.06.27 – 1961.09.23)

Bishop of Bridgeport (USA) (1961.09.23 – 1988.06.28)

Bishop Lawrence Joseph Shehan (later Cardinal)
(1953.08.25 – 1961.09.29)

Sectamini caritatem / Omnia in caritate

Born:1898.03.18 (Baltimore, MD, USA)
Ordained Priest:1922.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1945.12.12
Created Cardinal:1965.02.22
Died:1984.08.26 (Baltimore, MD, USA † 86)

Titular Bishop of Lydda (1945.11.17 – 1953.08.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore (USA) (1945.11.17 – 1953.08.25)

Bishop of Bridgeport (USA) (1953.08.25 – 1961.09.29)

Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad Nestum (1961.09.29 – 1961.12.08)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Baltimore (USA) (1961.09.29 – 1961.12.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore (USA) (1961.12.08 – 1974.04.02)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Clemente (1965.02.25 – 1984.08.26)

Contact Info

Address: The Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606, USA

Phone: +1 (203) 372-4301

Websites:

Statistics

Area: 1,621 km²

Population: 442,410 Catholics (46.1% of 959,700 total) (2020)

Statistics: 81 parishes, 8 missions, 218 priests (194 diocesan, 24 religious), 91 deacons, 285 lay religious (25 brothers, 260 sisters), 23 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.02.02

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