Bridgeport diocese sexual abuse report to be released soon

CT Post

September 25, 2019

By Daniel Tepfer

The release of retired judge Robert Holzberg’s report on sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport is expected next month and will include information on former Bishop Edward Egan’s handling of these cases during his time leading the diocese, according to sources.

A draft of the document has already been reviewed by present Bishop Frank J. Caggiano.

Sources within the diocese said the report will include information about abuse cases already made public and take a closer look at the actions of Egan, who later became cardinal of New York, and was accused of hiding allegations of priest abuse while the head of the Bridgeport diocese.

Egan, who was Bridgeport bishop from 1988 to 2000, died in March 2015.

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