Vatican City, Aug 12, 2020 / 14:11 pm
Pope Francis met Wednesday with an Italian missionary who was recently consecrated a bishop to lead Mongolia's apostolic prefecture.
Bishop Giorgio Marengo, 46, served as a Consolata missionary priest in Mongolia for 17 years before Pope Francis appointed him Prefect of Ulaanbaatar April 2.
His episcopal consecration took place in Turin Aug. 8, with Cardinal Luis Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as his principal consecrator.
"I am very grateful to the Pope for this great grace that has granted me to meet him personally and to receive a word of encouragement for this mission," Marengo told Vatican News after his Aug. 12 meeting with the pope.