Pope Francis Arrives in Mongolia, Historic Visit Aims to Strengthen Relations and Bridge Differences.
Pope Francis arrived on a chartered ITA Airways plane at Ulaanbaatar airport in Mongolia.
Pope Francis meet with journalists aboard the Papal plane heading to Mongolia.
With just 1,450 Catholics among its population, Mongolia may seem an unconventional choice for a papal visit.
Pope Francis' visit to Mongolia comes at a time, particularly concerning Vatican’s strained relationship with China.
No bishop from .China has been allowed to travel to Mongolia as Pope Francis makes the first-ever visit to the country.
Pope Francis sent a telegram to China President Xi Jinping as the papal plane entered Chinese airspace.
Pope Francis’ first engagement involves addressing government leaders and the diplomatic corps.