Mons. Henryk Hoser’s biography, the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje

date: 05.04.2017.

Mons. Henryk Hoser was born on November, 27, 1942 in Warsaw. He is a member of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) and at the moment he is Bishop of Warsaw Praga. He studied medicine in his youth and worked as a doctor and assistant lecturer at the Academy of Medicine. In 1969 he entered the Pallottine Seminary, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 1974. In Paris he attended courses of the French language and of tropical medicine, and in 1975 he left for Rwanda as a missionary. He was more than engaged as a missionary there, and Mons. Hoser performed a duty of the apostolic visitor in Rwanda, he participated in the Special Synod for Africa, he was superior of newly established Pallotine Regia of Rwanda and Zaire and he was also chairperson of the Conference of Superiors of Religious Orders in Rwanda. Upon his return to Europe, he was the superior of French Pallotine Regia, and since 2004 he was the superior of the Pallotine mission work in Brussels. On January 22, 2005 he was appointed adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and President of the Potifical Mission Societies. He was also appointed a titular archbishop of Tepelte. He was consecrated as a bishop in Rome on March 19, 2005, and Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Hoser on May 24, 2005 as Bishop of Warsaw Praga in Poland. Within the Polish Bishop’s Conference he performed various duties, and in 2015 he was the member of the Synod of Bishops for the Family. On February 11, 2017, Holy Father Francis appointed him to be the Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje.