Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Mongolia later this summer. Mr Matteo Bruni, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, made the official announcement in a statement released on Saturday, 3 June.
“Accepting the invitation of the President of Mongolia and the ecclesial authorities of the country,” said Mr Bruni, “Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Mongolia from 31 August to 4 September this year”. The visit’s programme and further details will be released in the coming weeks.
Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, expressed his joy, in an interview, at the announcement of Pope Francis’ Journey to Mongolia, calling it a “great encouragement” for the missionaries and faithful of the East Asian nation.
See page 8 for the Cardinal’s interview