On 18 November 2013 in the House of the Warsaw Archbishop took place an unusual ceremony- presentation of the Papal Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for Professor Henryk Skarżyński. Ceremony was started by the sublime words of His Eminence Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, the Warsaw Metropolitan. It has become an extremely important event, not only for Professor Henryk Skarżyński, but also for the whole medical and scientific community. When Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz was presenting the Papal Medal, he said: - Professor Skarżyński could connect two calling in his life, basic for every lay person in Church: the calling of the man who lives in the family and brings up his children with the calling of a man who choose a mission of a doctor. On this road he reached so much, that the whole Poland, Europe and the world use. Use his intellect, knowledge and wisdom.
„With genuine satisfaction I engaged to deliver the laud in honour of an exceptional person – Prof. Henryk Skarzynski. Since years, I have been watching his activity with great respect and recognition. Professor Skarżyński is an outstanding surgeon, otolaryngologist, audiologists and phoniatrician, precursor of innovative methods of diagnostics and treatment of hearing disorders and rehabilitation of patients suffering from these. ” Prof. Michał Kleiber
“I declare to be cheerful and bring joy to children” with these words Prof. Henryk Skarżyński thanked the youngest patients and their parents gathered in the World Hearing Center in Kajetany, during the ceremony of awarding him an Order of the Smile. On September 22, 2013, this special prize awarded exclusively by children, was presented to Prof. Skarżyński by Mr. Marek Michalak, the Chancellor of the International Chapter of the Order of the Smile and the Spokesman for Children’s Rights. The ceremony was also attended by Mrs. Henryka Krzywonos, the Knight of the Order of the Smile, Mrs. Anna Maria Wesołowska – the Member of the International Chapter of the Order of the Smile, and Mrs. Barbara Kolago – the Secretary of the Chapter.