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Henryk Jagodziński (nuncio)

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Henryk Jagodziński
Apostolic Nuncio of South Africa and Lesotho
Titular Archbishop of Limosano
Appointed16 April 2024
PredecessorPeter Bryan Wells
Other post(s)Titular Archbishop of Limosano
Ordination3 June 1995
by Kazimierz Ryczan
Consecration18 July 2020
by Jan Romeo Pawłowski, Salvatore Pennacchio, and Jan Piotrowski
Personal details
Born (1969-01-01) January 1, 1969 (age 55)
Previous post(s)
MottoIn Fines Orbis
Styles of
Henryk Jagodziński
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński (born 1 January 1969) is a Polish priest of the Catholic Church who works in the diplomatic service of the Holy See.


Henryk Jagodziński was born in Małogoszcz, Poland, on 1 January 1969. He attended the Higher Theological Seminary in Kielce.[1] He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Kielce on 3 June 1995 by Bishop Kazimierz Ryczan. He holds a degree in canon law. He did parish work in Busko-Zdrój for two years and then studied in Rome, earning a doctorate in canon law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. He also studied at the Vatican training institute for diplomats, the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.[2]

Diplomatic career[edit]

He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 2001. His early assignments included stints in the offices representing the Holy See in Belarus from 2001 to 2005, Croatia from 2005 to 2008, in the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State in Rome, and in India from 2015 to 2018, and Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2018 to 2020.[2][3]

On 3 May 2020, Pope Francis appointed him titular archbishop of Limosano and Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana.[4]

On 16 April 2024, Pope Francis appointed him as nuncio to South Africa and Lesotho.[5]

He is the author of scholarly articles that have appeared in Kieleckie Studia Teologiczne (Kielce Theological Studies). Among his books is a personal testament: Wiara kapłana (A Priest's Faith) (2014).

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  1. ^ "Ksiądz Henryk Jagodziński z diecezji kieleckiej mianowany przez papieża Franciszka Nuncjuszem Apostolskim w Ghanie i arcybiskupem!" (in Polish). Echodnia. 3 May 2020. Archived from the original on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Ks. prałat Henryk Jagodziński nuncjuszem apostolskim w Ghanie" (in Polish). Niedziela Kielecka. 3 May 2020. Archived from the original on 9 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Mons. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński imenovan apostolskim nuncijem u Gani" (in Polish). Informativna Katolička Agencija. 3 May 2020. Archived from the original on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 03.05.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 3 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 16.04.2024". Retrieved April 16, 2024.

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