- Dec 14, 2019
Archbishop Henryk Hoser, sent by Pope Francis to study the pastoral situation in Medjugorje, said ministry at the site of the apparition was proper and consistent with the doctrine and teaching of the Church; as well as being effective and well organized.
Speaking to the media after his first visit to the site of alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, Polish Archbishop Henryk Hoser gave a positive review, saying that even though there are challenges, the pilgrimage site offers many of the 2.5 million people who arrive each year things they no longer find at home, ranging from Eucharistic adoration to confession.
Polish Archbishop Henryk Hoser, tapped by Francis to study the pastoral situation of the site of the alleged Marian apparitions, is currently in Medjugorje. Although the scope of his mission is to study the pastoral situation, he also said that it has a “supplementary character” to the doctrinal one done by the Vatican between 2011 and 2014.
Two weeks after the Vatican announced Pope Francis had appointed a Polish bishop to investigate the pastoral situation of Medjugorje, the local bishop issued a statement saying there’s nothing supernatural in the alleged Marian apparitions being reported here since 1981.
On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Pope Francis appointed a Polish bishop as his delegate to Medjugorje, where the Virgin has allegedly been appearing since 1981. The mission of Archbishop Henryk Hoser is to study the pastoral situation of the pilgrimage site, not the apparitions themselves.