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Australian Church dedicates Missionary Day to Mongolian Catholics



18 Sept. 2013: The Australian Catholic Church has decided to help the young Catholic community of Mongols for the upcoming World Mission Day. From now until 20 October, offerings, prayers and volunteer work will go to help the young Asian Church, established 20 years ago with less than 500 faithful at present. As a sign of gratitude, Bishop Wenceslao Padilla, apostolic prefect in Ulaanbaatar, travelled to Australia to talk about the challenges of his mission.
The prelate a missionary with the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, led the way to the country's evangelisation more than 20 years ago. The bishop faced many challenges and a complex social situation in a country "struggling with alcoholism, domestic abuse, minimal government social services and extreme poverty." In light of the situation, Bishop Padilla called for support of the young Church which now has 50 missionary Sisters and 21 priests.
Source: Asianews




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