WASHINGTON (June 6, 2006)—Pope Benedict XVI has named three Brooklyn priests to serve as Auxiliary Bishops in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
They are: Monsignor Frank J. Caggiano, 47, Vicar for Evangelization and Pastoral Life; Monsignor Octavio Cisneros, 60, Secretary for Priestly Formation and Rector of Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston, NY; and Monsignor Guy Sansaricq, 71, pastor of St. Jerome Church and National Director of the Haitian Apostolate.
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointments.
Frank J. Caggiano was born in Brooklyn, March 29, 1959. He attended Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY, where he earned a Master's in Divinity, and the Gregorian University, Rome, where he earned a Doctorate in Sacred Theology, in 1996.
Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn May 16, 1987, he was appointed Vicar for Evangelization and Pastoral Life in 2003.
Octavio Cisneros was born July 19, 1945, in Havana. He studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn on May 29, 1971.
In 2004, he was named Secretary for Priestly Formation, while Rector of Cathedral Seminary. He also holds the position of Vice-Postulator for the Cause of the Servant of God, Felix Varella.
Guy Sansaricq was born in Jeremie, Haiti, on October 6, 1934.
He attended St. Paul's Seminary, Canada, where he earned a Licentiate in Philosophy and in Theology. He also studied at the Gregorian where he earned a degree in Social Sciences.
Bishop-elect Sansaricq was ordained for the Diocese of Les Cayes, Haiti, on June 29, 1960. He was incardinated in the Diocese of Brooklyn on January 9, 1991.
Appointed National Director, Haitian Apostolate, in 1987, he was named Pastor of St. Jerome in 1993.