Archbishop Named for U.S. Military Archdiocese
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WASHINGTON, D.C., NOV. 19, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI named Archbishop Timothy Broglio, apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, to head the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.
The appointment was announced in Washington today by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States. The archbishop succeeds Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, who was installed archbishop of Baltimore in October.
Timothy Broglio was born Dec. 22, 1951, in Cleveland, and ordained to the priesthood in 1977.
After studying at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, the Vatican’s school for diplomats, the priest 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.
He was appointed apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic in 2001, at which time he was elevated to archbishop.