Yesterday, July 31 His Holiness, Pope Francis appointed the Most Rev. Frank Caggiano, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, to be the fifth bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut. His coat of arms, adopted at the time he was ordained an auxiliary bishop reflects his native diocese (the crescent is a symbol of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the Brooklyn diocese), his background in Canon Law (the scales of justice) and his devotion to Jesus, the Lord, the Lamb of God. These personal arms harmonize well with the attractive “canting” arms of the Bridgeport diocese.
Ad Multos Annos!
NOTE: It has been discovered that the scales of justice in this case are not a symbol of Canon Law but of St. Michael the Archangel, to whom the bishop has a great devotion.