Mongolia – Missionaries Mull Challenges

Consolata Missionary Sister Sandra Garay works in Arvaiheer, some 430 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar. There, a modest parish that embraces around 45 to 50 members forms a close-knit community beyond the urban bounds.

Within this intimate setting, the parish serves as a hub of social engagement for the local populace. It’s a space where a number of activities are implemented, tailored to cater to children and women, encompassing educational and recreational dimensions.

That is besides their regular activities of worship, religious celebrations and catechism.

While acknowledging that religions are highly regulated and there is a heavy load of paperwork to fill out, Sister Sandra points out that “this is part of Mongolian life, where every aspect is highly regulated.”

“We follow all the requirements respectfully. As for the Catholics in Mongolia, they do enjoy the constitutionally assured freedom of religion, affording them the liberty to wholeheartedly practice their faith,” she added.

Source: UCANews

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