WelCom June/July 2023
Pope Francis is to visit the east-Asian nation of Mongolia from 31 August to 4 September 2023. In the most recent consistory for the creation of new cardinals, in August 2022, Pope Francis made Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, the Apostolic Prefect of Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, the first-ever Cardinal of the country. There are fewer than 1,500 Catholics in all of Mongolia. Pope Francis will be the first Pope to ever visit the East Asian country.