A priest from the Kielce diocese appointed the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana
Father Henryk Jagodziński comes from the Małogoszcz parish in the Kielce diocese. Fr Jagodziński studied at the Major Seminary in Kielce, at the Polish Seminary in Paris and at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome where he obtained the doctors degree in canon law. Ordained a priest on 3 June 1995 by the diocesan bishop of Kielce, Kazimierz Ryczan.
1995–1998 Fr Jagodziński worked as a vicar in the Saint Brother Albert parish in Busko-Zdrój. The service in Vatican diplomacy was preceded with Fr Jagodziński’s studies at the Pontifical Church Academy. He served in diplomatic missions, including those in Belarus, Croatia, the Section for Relations with the States Secretariat of the Holy See, India, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The nominated archbishop speaks several foreign languages: Italian, French, English, Croatian, Russian, Spanish. He is also the author of many books and publications about religious issues.
The Kielce bishop Marian Florczyk commented for the regional Echo Dnia daily, Monsignor Henryk Jagodziński spend many years serving abroad, however he has never broke off contacts with the Świętokrzyskie region.
- Father Henryk, wherever worked maintained contacts with priests from the Kielce diocese, with the local church members. (...) He used to spent his holidays in Kielce in order to be close to his family home. Fr Henryk also followed was happening in Poland and the Świętokrzyskie region. We often talked to each other. He always surprised me with his knowledge of the situation in our country and in the Świętokrzyskie region. We will support him with our prayer, because this spiritual support in this difficult but very important service will be very important for him - says bishop Marian Florczyk.
The Holy See announcement was published on 3 May 2020 on the website of the Kielce Diocese. There are only seven clergymen in Poland plus two seniors who are the Apostolic Nuncios.