Timothy Broglio

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The Most Reverend
Timothy Broglio
Archbishop for the Military Services, USA
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Broglio at Al Asad Airbase
Diocese Military Services, USA
Appointed November 19, 2007
Installed January, 25 2008
Predecessor Edwin F. O'Brien
Orders
Ordination 19 May 1977
by Sergio Pignedoli
Consecration 19 March 2001
by John Paul II
Personal details
Born (1951-12-22) 22 December 1951 (age 62)
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA
Nationality American
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Alma mater Boston College
Pontifical Gregorian University
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Styles of
Timothy Broglio
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style n/a

Timothy Paul Andrew Broglio (born December 22, 1951) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as Archbishop for the Military Services, USA.

Biography[edit]

Timothy Broglio was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, he attended Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH.

Broglio attended Boston College, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Classics, and seminary at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, receiving an STB.

Broglio was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Sergio Pignedoli on May 19, 1977.

Broglio then served as an associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary Parish in South Euclid, Ohio; later remarking that assignment was “the best two years of [his] life”[1]

Returning to Rome in 1979, he studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy and graduated in 1983, whence he also earned his doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian, and joined the Vatican’s diplomatic corps.

After serving as secretary for the nunciatures to the Ivory Coast (1983-1987) and to Paraguay (1987-1990), Broglio worked at the Vatican Secretariat of State as desk officer for Central America and then as personal secretary to Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano.

On February 27, 2001, Broglio was appointed Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, as well as Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico, and Titular Archbishop of Amiternum. He received his episcopal consecration (covered by a National Geographic Channel program called "Inside the Vatican") on the following March 19 from Pope John Paul II himself, with Cardinals Angelo Sodano and Giovanni Battista Re serving as co-consecrators, at St. Peter's Basilica.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Distance University.[2]

Pope Benedict XVI later named Broglio head of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA on November 19, 2007. The Archbishop was formally installed as such on January 25, 2008, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Besides his native English, he is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and French.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Pilot. BC alumnus named to head Archdiocese for the Military Services November 23, 2007
  2. ^ http://www.cdu.edu/documents/welcome/CDU-boardoftrustees.html

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edwin Frederick O'Brien
Archbishop for the Military Services
August 12, 1997 – July 12, 2007
Incumbent
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
François Robert Bacqué
Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic
2001–2007
Succeeded by
Józef Wesołowski