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.


SO,

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 POPE'S RESPONSE