The appointment of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano as Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport is a splendid gift from our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, to a remarkable community of faith that I know well and love dearly. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bishop Caggiano for many years. He is an outstanding shepherd of souls who will serve the People of God of the Diocese of Bridgeport with great wisdom, unlimited kindness, and total dedication. As one of his predecessors, I could not be more delighted with hir’ssignment. Early this morning I contacted him to express my heartfelt congratulations and to assure him that I look forward to assisting him in any way I can over the years that lie ahead. My Mass today was for him, and the priests, deacons, religious, and laity who will soon come to know Bishop Frank J. Caggiano as a devoted father in the faith.