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Cardinal Giorgio Marengo
Cardinal Marengo
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Cardinal Giorgio Marengo
P.O. Box 694,
Bayanzurkh District,
13th Micro-district,
Ulaan-Baatar, Mongolia

Phone: (11)458825; 452575
Fax :458027

Pope Francis appointed Italian Consolata Missionary Father Giorgio Marengo as the head of the Apostolic Prefecture of Ulaanbaatar on April 2, 2020.

Bishop Giorgio Marengo was born on 7 June 1974 in Cuneo, Italy.

He studied philosophy at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy (1993-1995 ) and did his theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome (1995-1998).

He took religious vows as a member of the Consolata Missionaries, officially known by the Latin name, “Institutum Missionum a Consolata” (IMC) on 24 June 2000.

He was ordained a priest on 26 May 2001.

For six year from 2000 he continued his studies at Pontifical Urban University and secured a licentiate and a doctorate in missiology.

Since his priestly ordination, he has carried out his pastoral ministry in Mongolia, in

He was assigned to the mission in Mongolia in 2003, making him the first IMC missionary in young missionary Church in Asia.

In 2016 he was appointed as the regional counsellor for Asia, superior for Mongolia and parish priest of the parish of Mary Mother of Mercy in Arvaiheer.

On 29 May 2022, Pope Francis announced he would make him a cardinal at a consistory scheduled for 27 August.

On Aug 27, 2022, Pope Francis elevated Bishop Giorgio Marengo, to Cardinal.

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