POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS APOSTOLIC VISITOR TO MEDJUGORJE
31 MAY 2018
ON MAY 31, 2018, THE HOLY FATHER APPOINTED
ARCHBISHOP HENRYK HOSER, S.A.C.,
RETIRED BISHOP OF WARSAW-PRAGUE ( POLAND ),
APOSTOLIC VISITOR WITH A SPECIAL ROLE FOR THE PARISH OF MEDJUGORJE,
FOR AN INDEFINITE TIME, AND AD NUTUM SANCTAE SEDIS ;
( AT THE DISPOSITION OF THE HOLY SEE ).
IT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PASTORAL MINISTRY, CONTINUING ON THE MISSION OF THE SPECIAL ENVOY, OF THE HOLY SEE FOR THE PARISH OF MEDJUGORJE, ENTRUSTED TO MGR. HOSER ON FEBRUARY 11, 2017,
AND HE COMPLETED IT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTHS.
THE PURPOSE OF THE MISSION OF THE APOSTOLIC VISITOR IS TO ENSURE A FIRM AND PERMANENT ESCORT OF THE PARISH COMMUNITY IN MEDJUGORJE AND THOSE WHO COME TO PILGRIMAGE THERE, WHOSE NEEDS REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION.
FORM : WWW.MEDJUGORJE.HR 31 MAY 2018
" AT NOON TODAY, ON FEBRUARY 11Th 2017,
THE FEAST DAY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, OUR LADY OF LOURDES.
THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE HOLY SEE RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT
THE HOLY FATHER, POPE FRANCIS,
HAS NOMINATED A SPECIAL ENVOY OF THE HOLY SEE, TO MEDJUGORJE.
HIS EXCELLENCY MSGR. HENRYK HOSER, S.A.C.,
POLISH ARCHBISHOP AND CURRENT BISHOP OF
WARSAW-PRAGUE ( POLAND ). "
THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE FRANCISCAN PROVINCE OF HERZEGOVINA.
FR. MILJENKO STEKO, PROVINCIAL FEBRUARY 11Th, 2017 MOSTAR.
" YOU SHOULD BE CARRIERS OF JOYFUL NEWS :
YOU CAN SAY TO THE WHOLE WORLD THAT IN MEDJUGORJE THERE IS LIGHT...
TO INVOKE THE QUEEN OF PEACE, THE MOTHER OF GOD, IS IMPORTANT.
IT IS THIS ASPECT OF MEDJUGORJE, WHICH IS UTTERLY IMPORTANT.
THAT CALL THAT IS SO INTENSE HERE,
IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE WHOLE WORLD...
IT IS GOD'S INITIATIVE. THEREFORE,
I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE AND FORTIFY ALL OF YOU,
ON BEHALF OF THE POPE, AS HIS EMISSARY. "
ARCHBISHOP HENRYK HOSER, PAPAL ENVOY TO MEDJUGORJE, APRIL 2017
" THIS PLACE OF PRAYER IS NOW FAMOUS IN THE WHOLE WORLD,
IT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT THAT PILGRIMS COME HERE FROM :
80 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
WHEN IT COMES TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE,
IT COULD BE COMPARED TO OTHERS TOO.
2.5 MILLION PILGRIMS COME TO MEDJUGORJE EACH YEAR.
6 MILLION PER YEAR GO TO LOURDES.
NEVERTHELESS, LOURDES EXISTS FOR 150 YEARS.
WHILE MEDJUGORJE IS HARDLY 36 YEARS OLD.
IF WE CALCUATE THE NUMBER OF MINISTERED HOLY COMMUNIONS,
FROM ( 1986-2016 )
THERE HAVE BEEN SOME 37 MILLIONS HOLY COMMUNIONS.
THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF MEDJUGORJE ---
IT IS CONFESSIONS WE HAVE HERE.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION AND MERCY.
IT IS THE SACRAMENT OF RESURRECTION.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE PRIESTS,
WHO COME TO HEAR CONFESSIONS OF THE FAITHFUL,
AS TODAY THERE WERE ABOUT 50 PRIESTS AT DISPOSAL FOR CONFESSION.
THERE ARE ALSO SEMINARS,
ANOTHER PASTORAL INVENTION OF THE PARISH OF MEDJUGORJE.
THE SEMINARS ARE ANNUAL, THEY TAKE PLACE ONCE A YEAR.
FOR THE PAST 23 YEARS THERE HAS BEEN ONE OPEN FOR ALL.
FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS THERE IS A SEMINAR SPECIFICALLY FOR PRIESTS,
IT IS FOR FURTHER FORMATION OF PRIESTS.
FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN SEMINARS,
FOR MARRIED COUPLES.
FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS,
SEMINARS FOR DOCTORS AND MEDICAL STAFF.
LAST YEAR THE FIRST SEMINAR.
FOR LIFE TOOK PLACE, FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE.
THERE IS ALSO A SEMINARS,
FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
ALL THIS SHOWS AN INTENSITY OF CHRISTIAN LIFE HERE IN MEDJUGORJE
AND THIS IS A TYPE OF MODEL THAT COULD BE APPLIED TO OTHER PLACES.
WHAT SHRINES HAVE TO OFFER IN THIS WORLD TODAY IS SUCH A KIND,
PEOPLE THERE RECEIVE WHAT THEY CANNOT FIND AT HOME.
IN MANY OF OUR OLD CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES,
INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION NO LONGER EXISTS.
IN MANY COUNTRIES THERE IS NO LONGER,
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT.
MANY COUNTRIES DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE WAY OF THE CROSS,
THERE IS NO PRAYER OF THE ROSARY.
SURELY, SUCH DRYNESS IN THE AREAS OF THE SPIRITUAL AND SACRED,
IS CAUSING A CRISIS IN FAITH IN GENERAL.
PEOPLE HERE AT MEDJUGORJE COME TO THE SOURCE ;
THIS IS WHERE THEY DISCERN A THIRST FOR THE SACRED,
A THIRST FOR GOD,
A THIRST FOR PRAYER :
WHICH THEY DISCOVER TO BE AN IMMEDIATE CONTACT WITH GOD.
THEY FEEL, I WOULD SAY THE DIVINITY,
THANKS TO THE CARE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY,
IN MEDJUGORJE, THE EMPHASIS IS ON MARY AS QUEEN OF PEACE.
SO, IN MY OPINION,
IT IS IMPORTANT TO PRAY TO OUR LADY OF PEACE,
THE SPECIFIC ROLE OF MEDJUGORJE,
IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT HERE.
THE HOLY FATHER IS VERY INTERESTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEVOTION,
OF THE FAITHFUL THAT TAKES PLACE HERE IN MEDJUGORJE.
THIS IS ALSO PART OF MY MISSION ---
TO EVALUTE THE PASTORAL ACTIVITY THAT TAKES PLACE HERE,
AND TO SUGGEST SOME GUIDELINES,
THAT SHOULD BE ACCOMPLISH IN THE FUTURE. "
ARCHBISHOP HENRYK HOSER, PAPAL ENVOY TO MEDJUGORJE, APRIL 2017
The Press Office of the Holy See announced today at noon, November 27, 2021, the news that Pope Francis had appointed Archbishop Msgr. Aldo Cavalli, titular Archbishop Vibo Valentia (Vibo Valentia - lat. Dioecesis Vibonensis), former Apostolic Nuncio to the Netherlands, as the Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje, indefinitely and ad nutum Sanctae Sedis.
It is a continuation of the mission carried out in Medjugorje by Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., who died on August 13, 2021 in Warsaw.
To this end, Pope Francis has taken direct pastoral responsibility for this entire reality, appointing Archbishop Henryk Hoser as Special Apostolic Visitor of the Holy See and his permanent Delegate to act on his behalf.
Medjugorje is a place where millions of people discover the beauty of the Church and meet God through the Virgin Mary. The climate of peace and prayer that is breathed there favors this special encounter. Monsignor Hoser went so far as to say: "Why do so many people come to Medjugorje every year? The answer is clear: they come here to meet 'someone', to meet God, to meet Christ, to meet their Mother. And then to discover that peace which leads to the joy of living in the house of the Father and the Mother, and finally the Marian way as the surest and surest. This is the peace of Marian devotion that has been taking place here for years." (homily delivered in Medjugorje on July 22, 2018). To Jesus we go and return through Mary. She is the Queen of Peace who leads us to the encounter with her Son, the Prince of Peace.
THE POPE'S RESPONSE
POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS NEW APOSTOLIC VISITOR TO MEDJUGORJE
ARCHBISHOP MSGR. ALDO CAVALLI.
FORMER APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO THE NETHERLANDS.
27 NOVEMBER 2021
IT IS A CONTINUATION OF THE MISSION CARRIED OUT IN MEDJUGORJE
BY ARCHBISHOP HENRYK HOSER, S.A.C.
WHO DIED ON AUGUST 13, 2021.
ARCHBISHOP HENRYK HOSER, S.A.C. APOSTOLIC VISITOR TO MEDJUGORJE
31 MAY 2018---13 AUGUST 2021