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Diocese of Bridgeport Bishop issues update on efforts to address sexual abuse of minors

In a letter to parishioners dated March 22, Diocese of Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano issued an update on efforts to address sexual abuse of minors

  My Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:

I am writing to provide you an update about our ongoing efforts to address the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Diocese of Bridgeport. I specifically wish to address the following topics:

  1. Provide an update on the work of Judge Robert Holzberg and his comprehensive report on clergy abuse of minors in our Diocese and the diocesan response to this abuse
  2. The reorganization of our list of credibly accused clergy
  3. Additions to our list of credibly accused clergy
  4. The reporting of names of clergy on whose behalf settlements have been paid
  5. The establishment of a hotline for reporting information to Judge Holzberg related to past clergy abuse of minors in the Diocese
  6. Three upcoming listening sessions for the faithful of the Diocese   
    • April 3, 7:30 pm at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield;
    • April 9, 7:30 pm at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull; and
    • May 1, 6:30 pm at Immaculate High School in Danbury

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