At an Aug. 27 consistory at the Vatican, Pope Francis elevated 20 prelates to the College of Cardinals. One of them was Bishop Giorgio Marengo, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar.
The 48-year-old, the youngest member of the College of Cardinals, represents Mongolia in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Central Asia, formed in April this year. He took part in the first meeting of the conference, spoke about the peculiarities of the Catholic Church in Mongolia in the following interview.
He also shared his expectations about the visit of Pope Francis to Kazakhstan while speaking with the Catholic Information Service of Central Asia.