Breaking: Timothy Broglio to become Archbishop for U.S. Military Services
The 55 year-old Cleveland native, heretofore apostolic nuncio in the Dominican Republic and delegate to Puerto Rico [related: Catholic Heirarchy page], will greet the officials and staff of his new charge later this morning at the archdiocese's Washington headquarters. His installation will take place at the capital's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; its date remains to be announced. For only the fourth time in history, a US bishop ordained for Vatican service has returned to lead a Stateside diocese.
The rapid pace of the succession process would seem to signal the import with which the Holy See holds the pastoral care of the nation's armed services spread across the globe, but would also match the DC-based post with a prelate keenly aware of the Vatican's oft-critical views of American policy, both at home and abroad.
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