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Rev. Archbishop Henryk Hoser S.A.C. Honorary Citizen of Warsaw

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Rev. Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C. (born in 1941, died in 2021)
Honorary Citizen of Warsaw since June 2011.

Rev. Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., (born on 27 November 1942 in Warsaw). In 1944 his family moved to Pruszków, where Henryk completed primary and secondary school. In 1966 he graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw. Two years later he became a member of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (the Pallottines). In the years 1969-1974 he studied philosophy and theology at the Higher Seminary of SAC in Ołtarzew. He was ordained a priest in 1974. Between 1975 and 1996 he worked as a missionary to Ruanda. After the civil war in 1994 the Holy See appointed him Apostolic Visitor in Ruanda. Between 1996 and 2003 he was the Regional Superior of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate. In 2004 he was appointed Rector of the Pallottine Missionary Procura in Brussels, where he also worked as a minister at the European Community. In 2005 Pope John Paul II raised him to the dignity of Archbishop and appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and President of the Pontifical Mission Societies.  Three years later he was installed by Pope Benedict XVI as the Bishop of the Warsaw-Praga diocese.

Died on 13 August 2021 in Warsaw.