His Holiness Pope Francis Concludes State Visit to Mongolia

2023-09-04 16:08:33

Ulaanbaatar, September 4, 2023 /MONTSAME/. A State Visit of Head of the Holy See Pope Francis to Mongolia at the invitation of the President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa has concluded today afternoon. 

At the Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia B. Battsetseg, Chargé d'affaires at Mongolia's Apostolic Nunciature Fernando Duarte Barros Reis, and other officials saw off His Holiness Pope Francis. 

President Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and Head of the Holy See Pope Francis held a tête-à-tête meeting and made a public address during the State Visit. The Chairman of the State Great Khural G. Zandanshatar, and the Prime Minister of Mongolia L. Oyun-Erdene paid a courtesy call on His Holiness Pope Francis.  

The Pope met with Catholic bishops, priests, missionaries, religious officials, and leaders and representatives of religious institutions in Mongolia. His Holiness also inaugurated a charity center – the House of Mercy – and met with staff and volunteers of the organization. 

The Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Mongolia has become a historic visit, which is expected to have an impact on strengthening and expanding the 800-year relations and cooperation between Mongolia and the Vatican City State. 

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