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Bishop in Mongolia will be the youngest cardinal – Catholic World Report

 

Bishop Giorgio Marengo, Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, who will be elevated to cardinal Aug. 27, 2022. / Amunra Magnus via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2022 / 14:15 pm (CNA).

An Italian who has served as a missionary in Mongolia for nearly 20 years will soon become the world’s youngest cardinal.

At 47 years old, Bishop Giorgio Marengo is the same age that Karol Wojtyła was when Paul VI announced that he had been selected to join the College of Cardinals.

Marengo will receive a red hat along with 20 other new cardinals at a consistory on Aug. 27, just two years after his episcopal consecration.

“This is a huge surprise for me,” Marengo told Vatican News the day after the pope’s announcement.

“For me, living this new vocation will mean continuing on the path of littleness, humility and dialogue,” he said.

Originally from northern Italy’s Piedmont region, Marengo has spent the past 19 years serving as a…

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