Medjugorje is delighted with the recent decision made by Pope Francis to appoint a retired bishop of Warszawa-Praga, Msgr Henryk Hoser, as the apostolic visitor “with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje for an indefinite time,” reports Večernji List on June 4, 2018.
“We are thankful to God and Our Lady, the Queen of Peace, and to the Holy Father for sending us Archbishop Hoser as the Apostolic Visitor. We welcome Archbishop Hoser,” said Marinko Šakota, the parish priest of Medjugorje, at the end of a mass yesterday. “I invite you all to pray every day for our Holy Father Francis, Archbishop Hoser and his mission in our parish,” added the priest.
Since the news about the appointment was announced just several days ago, the exact date of Hoser's arrival in Medjugorje is still unknown, but it is assumed that this should happen by the end of June, before the anniversary of Medjugorje apparitions. It is even possible that June 25, when the anniversary is officially marked, might be the date of the first official event for the apostolic visitor. He is expected to live in the old parish office where he stayed during his first (and so far only) visit to Medjugorje in March 2017. Continue reading at Total Croatia News