Pope Francis invites faithful to pray for his Apostolic Journey to Mongolia
By Deborah Castellano Lubov
Pope Francis has called upon the faithful to accompany his imminent Apostolic Journey to Mongolia with their prayers in a special way.
In his remarks to Spanish-speaking pilgrims at his weekly General Audience in the Vatican on Wednesday, the Pope recalled his departure on Thursday evening.
He will spend four days in the Asian nation to show the Church's closeness to its some 1,500 faithful.
"Tomorrow afternoon I will leave for the Asian continent to visit my brothers and sisters in Mongolia. I ask you to accompany me on this journey with your prayers," he said.
The Holy Father's 31 August to 4 September Visit to Mongolia will mark Pope Francis' 43rd Apostolic Journey abroad and 61st country visited as Pope.