Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed Father Giorgio Marengo, IMC, currently regional councilor of Asia, Superior for Mongolia and parish priest of Mary Mother of Mercy in Arvaiheer, as Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), assigning him the titular see of Castra Severiana
Fr. Giorgio Marengo, I.M.C., was born on June 7, 1974 in Cuneo, Italy. From 1993 to 1995 he studied Philosophy at the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy and from 1995 to 1998 Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome). From 2000 to 2006 he completed further studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, obtaining his Licentiate and Doctorate in Missionology. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 2001.
Since his priestly ordination he has held the following roles: Pastoral Ministry in Mongolia in Arvaiheer (2000-2003); since 2003: Assigned to the Mission in Mongolia (the first I.M.C. missionary in Mongolia); since 2016: Regional Councilor for Asia, Superior for Mongolia and parish priest of Mary Mother of Mercy in Arvaiheer. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 2/4/2020)