Archbishop-designate William Lori noted that 50% of the bishops of Bridgeport, Conn., have gone on to become archbishops of Baltimore, the nation’s premier see.
“Of course, there have only been four of us” bishops of Bridgeport, he quipped at a press conference March 21.
Archbishop-designate Lori was named to the Baltimore post March 20 — 11 years after beginning his tenure as bishop of the one-county diocese in southwestern Connecticut.
Indeed, he follows a path trod by Cardinal Lawrence Shehan, who was pulled out of Bridgeport in 1961 and went on to serve as Baltimore’s archbishop until 1974. A third bishop of Bridgeport, Edward Egan, went on to become cardinal-archbishop of New...READ MORE