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MONGOLIA – VATICAN
Jubilee in Mongolia, the mercy of God "shakes up life"
On 8 December, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ulaanbaatar opened its Holy Door in “a very beautiful ceremony, with great participation of the people of God." The world’s youngest Church will "focus its pastoral plan on forgiveness and reconciliation." The conversion of Mongolians "almost always comes from the experience of Christian embrace."
Pope: A Jubilee Year of Mercy, starting December 8
The special Jubilee will end November 20, 2016. " I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this Jubilee the joy needed to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which all of us are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time". The announcement made by Francis during a penitential liturgy celebrated in St Peter's Basilica as part of the 24 hours of prayer for the Lord.
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Mgr Jerzy Maculewicz is the apostolic administrator of Uzbekistan. Local Catholics came together for three days to celebrate the feast day of the Sacred Heart with activities exploring the theme of the Jubilee Year. Stories of forgiveness and personal penance came out of the working groups. Plays based on Gospel stories were staged. A meal was shared with Lutherans.
The Year of Faith in Mongolia: starting from the Catechism
The Bishop of Ulaanbaatar, Msgr. Wenceslao Padilla, opened the meeting of the catechists of the country: "It is a key year for all of us. We must bring this challenge to all the parishes to revitalize our mission. "
My art is at the service of God, convert says
Painter and sculptor Enkhutuvshin speaks about his journey towards Christianity. He is one of Mongolia's 226 baptised Catholics.
Sunrise Mass to celebrate Lunar New Year
For Mongolians, it is traditional to greet the New Year by going to the mountains for sunrise. Now, for the New Year, the Church of Ulaan Baatar has celebrated Mass at dawn, and many of the faithful attended. Bishop Padilla comments on the enthusiasm of the faithful.
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