Mons. Henryk Hoser, Special Envoy of the Holy See for Medjugorje, on the occasion of his arrival to Medjugorje, in the church of St. James said to all gathered:
„We are in the place that gathers many pilgrims. Let us all together pray for the intercession of Mother of God, so she would open our hearts to the grace of God, so she would open our minds to the grace of God, to the teaching of the Church and to the Word of God. Our life is the Holy Spirit; Holy Spirit is the soul of the Church. We seek for God’s truth, God’s truth about ourselves, but we also seek for the truth about man. This place of prayer is now famous in the whole world, and Holy Father is very interested in the development of devotion of faithful that takes place here. This is also part of my mission – to evaluate the pastoral activity that takes place here and to suggest some guidelines that should accomplish in the future. I come from the country that has special devotion towards the Mother of God. Mary is the queen of Poland. My wish to all of you is to make Mary the Queen of your lives. For the time being, this is just what I shall say”, said Archbishop Hoser who at the end invoked the blessing of God on all gathered in the church.