June 01, 2016
The little Catholic community of Mongolia-- about 1,000 strong-- awaits the ordination of the first native priest in August.
Deacon Joseph Enkh will be ordained on August 28 by Bishop Wenceslao Padilla, the apostolci prefect of Ulan Bator. He received his training in South Korea, and was ordained to the diaconate there in December 2014. Returning then to Mongolia, he has been visiting country's six parishes-- which to date have been served exclusively by foreign missionary priests.