Henryk Józef Nowacki

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Henryk Józef Nowacki
Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway
Titular Archbishop of Blera
Archbishop Henryk Józef Nowacki
Appointed28 June 2012
Retired20 February 2017
PredecessorEmil Paul Tscherrig
SuccessorJames Patrick Green
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Blera
Ordination31 May 1970
by Jerzy Karol Ablewicz
Consecration19 March 2001
by John Paul II, Angelo Sodano, and Giovanni Battista Re
Personal details
Born (1946-08-11) August 11, 1946 (age 77)
Previous post(s)
Styles of
Henryk Józef Nowacki
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Henryk Józef Nowacki (born 11 August 1946) is a Polish prelate of the Catholic Church who has spent his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See.


Nowacki was born on 11 August 1946 in Gunzenhausen. He was ordained a priest on 31 May 1970 by Jerzy Karol Ablewicz, Bishop of Tarnów.

On 8 February 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him titular archbishop of Blera and Apostolic Nuncio to Slovakia.[1] He received his episcopal consecration from John Paul II on 19 March. On 28 November 2007, Pope Benedict XVI named him Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua.[2]

Benedict appointed him Apostolic Nuncio in Sweden and Iceland on 28 June 2012.[3] On 6 October 2012 Nowacki was named Apostolic Nuncio in Denmark, Finland and Norway as well.[4]

He retired in February 2017 for health reasons[citation needed] after a private audience with Pope Francis.[5]

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  1. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 08.02.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 8 February 2001. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 28.11.2007" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 28 November 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 28.06.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 06.10.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Audiences, 23.02.2017" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2019.

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