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Archbishop Broglio: Military ‘largest single source’ of vocations to priesthood

The archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services says that the military is the “largest single source of vocations to the priesthood” in the United States.

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Archbishop Timothy Broglio spoke with EWTN News In Depth about coordinating the chaplains who serve the spiritual needs of the men and women in the U.S. military. His comments aired on Friday during an episode dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. service members. 

To serve these people, he said, is a “very enriching and rewarding ministry.”

Archbishop Broglio said he did not originally plan to be in his current post. He had served in the Vatican diplomatic service as the nuncio to the Dominican Republic and the apostolic delegate to Puerto Rico, before he was asked to become the next archbishop for the Military Services.

“In a real sense, it came as a surprise to me,” he told EWTN News In Depth host Montse Alvarado, adding that it was “an agreeable surprise.”

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