For Immediate Release
August 14, 2021
Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption
Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the apostolic visitor who was sent by Pope Francis to Medjugorje for the purpose of assisting in the pastoral care of the parish in Medjugorje has died at age 78.
Msgr. Hoser had been sick for the past few months. After receiving the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine, he became sick with coronavirus. Msgr. Hoser developed a bacterial infection, and several weeks ago, it was announced that his situation was dire.
Msgr. Hoser’s death, which took place yesterday, August 13, 2021, comes barely two months after the 40th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Medjugorje, which was a significant milestone in the Medjugorje phenomenon.
A Friend of Medjugorje said on the 40th anniversary, June 25, 2021:
“I don’t own my life. And if you’re here, you don’t own your life. You don’t even own your kids. They all belong to Our Lady for a purpose. And to me, this is one of the most important messages. You’ve been asked by the Holy Virgin Mary, and the great struggle since the Church has a been birthed, since Noah’s time, in an antichrist time, to sacrifice your life for the salvation of the world.”1
We know that a Friend of Medjugorje’s words on the 40th anniversary are pointing to everything that is happening in this time is for a purpose of fulfilling Our Lady’s plans. The death of Archbishop Hoser, just after the 40th anniversary, is one more significant action that cannot be without God’s orchestration.
Archbishop Hoser was born in Poland in 1942. He worked as a physician, and then joined the Pallottines in 1969, and served as a missionary in Rwanda for 20 years. Msgr. Hoser was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 1974, and was consecrated a Bishop in 2005. In 2008, Msgr. Hoser was named as Archbishop of Warsaw-Praga, Poland. After retiring, Pope Francis named Msgr. Hoser as the Apostolic Visitor to Medjugorje, to help care for the pastoral needs of the parish. While Archbishop Hoser’s role was not directly related to the apparitions themselves, Msgr. Hoser expressed his very positive view of the Medjugorje phenomenon.
A Friend of Medjugorje is asking everyone to pray these Three Beautiful Prayers, which have been traditionally prayed for a dying person. We encourage everyone to pray these prayers for the soul of Archbishop Hoser.
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Our Lady’s plans continue to unfold in Medjugorje. This event is all the more reason why people need to stay connected to a Friend of Medjugorje more and more.
As events continue to unfold, according to God’s plan, there is a greater and greater need to know how to properly discern the signs of the times.
There is much chatter in the world, but there is only one voice to listen to, and that is the voice of Our Lady.
This is why you need to spread Medjugorje, spread a Friend of Medjugorje’s writings and radio broadcasts to everyone you know. Now is not the time to slow down or back down in spreading Our Lady. Now is the time to become even more involved than ever before.