Francis meets Catholic priests and Buddhist monks on the 30th anniversary of Mongolia-Vatican diplomatic relations
Pope Francis meets with Catholic priests and Buddhist monks from Mongolia in the Vatican on May 28. (Photo: Vatican News)
Pope Francis welcomed a delegation of Buddhist monks and Catholic priests to the Vatican and urged them to promote peace and harmony in the Central Asian nation.
The pontiff called on the religious leaders to follow the life of two great men, Jesus and Buddha, who were “peacemakers and promoters of non-violence.”
He also lauded Buddhist leaders for their desire to establish a peaceful society through cooperation with the Catholic Church.
The visit of the delegation, led by Bishop Giorgio Marengo, the apostolic prefect of Ulaanbaatar, which covers the whole of Mongolia, took place on May 28. It was part of the 30th…