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Monday, November 19, 2007

Diplomat to lead Military Archdiocese

The Holy Father has named as the new Military Ordinary of the United States (Archdiocese for the Military Services – USA) the Most Reverend Timothy Paul Broglio, up to now Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico.

Archbishop Broglio was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1951. After attending elementary and high school in Cleveland, he went to study at Boston College where he obtained a degree in Classical Languages. He then went to Rome as a student at the Pontifical North American College where he took courses in Theology, Biblical Theology, and Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University (1973-1977) where he obtained a degree in Canon Law with a thesis on Communicatio in sacris (sharing in sacred things) according to the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

He was ordained a priest in Rome on May 19, 1977 for the Diocese of Cleveland and was named Assistant Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in South Euclid.

He entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See June 1, 1983. He worked in succession at the Papal Embassies in the Ivory Coast and then Paraguay while also engaged in pastoral activity, in particular Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and Asunción, Paraguay.

He then became an Official of the Section of Relations with States at the Secretariat of State and in particular Secretary to the Secretary of State his Eminence Cardinal Angelo Sodano. Beginning in 1998 he was Chaplain for the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Felice of Cantalice.

On February 27, 2001 he was named Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico. He was consecrated at St. Peter’s Basilica by the imposition of hands of Servant of God John Paul II on March 19, 2001.

In addition to English, Archbishop Broglio knows Italian, Spanish, and French.

Ad multos annos.