Thursday, 06 January 2011 10:12
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named a military chaplain from the Diocese of Cleveland as an auxiliary bishop of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.
The appointment of Father Neal Buckon, 57, was announced in Washington Jan. 3 by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Bishop-designate Buckon has served as an Army chaplain around the world since 1998. His assignments have included posts in Korea; Fort Sill, Okla.; Germany; Iraq; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Saudi Arabia. He also served in the Army from 1975 to 1982.
Born Sept. 3, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio, he attended Catholic elementary and high schools in Ohio.