Archbishop Timothy Broglio to Speak at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast EWTN to carry event live on Tuesday, June 6, at 7:00 a.m. (EDST)

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio

WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Brogio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will be a featured speaker at the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast to be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 a.m. (EDST) at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, in Washington, D.C. EWTN will broadcast the event live. To access the live stream, go to http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live_player.asp?sat=dome

Each year, more than one-thousand of the nation’s most influential Catholics gather in Washington for the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast to pray for the direction and leadership of our country. This year’s keynote speaker is Vice President Mike Pence. Mother Olga of

 

 

the Sacred Heart, founder and mother servant of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth will also speak, along with Archbishop Broglio.

The National Prayer Breakfast is non-partisan, and all are welcome to attend. ALL PRESS MUST RSVP. To RSVP, please contact Emily Degnan edegnan@crcpublicrelations.com, Mari Buttarazzi mbuttarazzi@crcpublicrelations.com, or Morgan Assenmacher massenmacher@crcpublicrelations.com or call (703) 683-5004.

Archbishop Broglio was born in 1951 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He attended Catholic schools in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classics at Boston College, an S.T.B. in Theology and a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

Archbishop Broglio was ordained to the priesthood (for the Diocese of Cleveland) on May 19, 1977 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the North American College, Rome.

From 1977 to 1979 he served as associate pastor, St. Margaret Mary Parish, South Euclid. From 1979 to 1983 Archbishop Broglio attended the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

The Archbishop served as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (1983-1987) and of the Apostolic Nunciature in Asuncion, Paraguay (1987-1990). From 1990 to 2001 Archbishop Broglio served as Chief of Cabinet to Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Secretary of State to Saint Pope John Paul II and desk officer for Central America.
In February 2001 the Archbishop was named Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico. The Archbishop was ordained as an Archbishop by St. John Paul II on March 19, 2001.

On November 19, 2007 Archbishop Broglio was named the fourth Archbishop of the Military Services, USA, and installed January 25, 2008, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul.

As a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops the Archbishop served as Chairman of the Canonical Affairs and Church Governance Committee and of the Task Force for the 2013 Special Assembly; and also was a member of the Administrative Committee. Currently he is a member of the Committee on Canon Law and Church Governance, and is also Chairman-elect of the Committee on International Justice and Peace.

Archbishop Broglio is a Trustee of Catholic Distance University, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and is Chairman of the Communications Committee for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He has served as a board member of Catholic Relief Services.

The Archbishop’s honors include Commander of the National Order of Côte d’Ivoire; Commander of the Order of the Polar Star, Sweden; Gran Cross with Silver Badge of the Order of Sánchez, Duarte and Mella, Dominican Republic; Grand Officer of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins of Chile; Commander of the Order of Antonio Jose de Irisarri of Guatemala; Grand Cross of the Order of the Libertador San Martin of Argentina; Officer of the Orden de Mayo, Argentina; Commander of the Italian Republic; Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre; Honorary Conventual Chaplain of the Order of Malta; Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael of the Wing; Grand Officer of the Order of Sts. Maurice and Lazarus.

Archbishop Broglio is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French.

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