Vatican City, May 31, 2018 / 04:39 am
Pope Francis Thursday extended the mandate of his special envoy to Medjugorje, tasking him with oversight of the pastoral needs of both the local parish community, and pilgrims who come to visit the site of alleged Marian apparitions that took place in the city.
Henryk Hoser, archbishop emeritus of Warszawa-Praga, was tapped as the pope's special envoy to study the pastoral situation of Medjugorje in February 2017.
On May 31 Francis named him apostolic visitor to the site for an undetermined amount of time "ad nutum Sanctae Sedis," or "at the desire of the Holy See."
Hoser's task now, according to a Vatican communique on the appointment, is an "exclusively pastoral" role in continuity with the work Hoser did when first named as the papal envoy.