WASHINGTON (November 19, 2007)—Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, 55, current apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, to head the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.
The appointment was announced in Washington, November 19, by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Archbishop Broglio is a native of Cleveland and was ordained to the priesthood in 1977 and immediately began service as an associate pastor in the Diocese of Cleveland. He was ordained to the episcopacy March 19, 2001, by Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
Timothy P. Broglio was born December 22, 1951. He earned a degree in classics from Boston College before entering the seminary. He finished his studies for the priesthood at the North American College in Rome. After pastoral services in the Cleveland Diocese, he returned to Rome to study at the Pontifical Eccliastical Academy, the Vatican's school for diplomats. He earned a doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian University and entered the diplomatic corps in 1983. He worked in Vatican embassies in Ivory Coast and Paraguay before assignment at the Vatican Secretariat of State where he was chief of staff to the Secretary of State.
The Archdiocese for Military Services, USA serves without territorial boundaries and is present throughout the free world. Today, it serves over 1.4 million Roman Catholic men and women. This includes 375,000 in uniform and over 900,000 family members. The Archdiocese also ministers to the more than 300,000 Catholics who are in the Reserve, Coast Guard, in Government service overseas and Veterans Administration hospitals.