On Saturday, Pope Francis will be greeted with a welcoming ceremony at Ulaanbaatar’s Sukhbaatar Square at 9 a.m. At 9:30, the pope will make a courtesy visit to President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh in the state palace and at 10:20 meet with the authorities, civil society, and the diplomatic corps.
At 11 a.m., Pope Francis will briefly meet the chairman of the State Great Khural, which is the Mongolian Parliament. He will then visit Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai at 11:10.
Later in the afternoon, the pontiff will meet with bishops, priests, missionaries, consecrated persons, and pastoral workers at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Apostolic See of the Prefecture of Ulaanbaatar.
On Sunday morning, around 10 a.m., Pope Francis will take part in an ecumenical and interreligious meeting at Hun Theatre in Ulaanbaatar. The schedule did not disclose the other participants, but the majority religion of Mongolia is Buddhist. There are small Muslim and shaman minorities.
At 4 p.m., the pontiff will celebrate the Holy Mass at the Steppe Arena in Ulaanbaatar.
Pope Francis will meet with charity workers on Monday morning at about 9:30 a.m. and he will inaugurate a charity center called the House of Mercy.
At 11:30 a.m., the pontiff will have a farewell ceremony at “Chinggis Khaan” International Airport and will leave by flight back to Rome around noon.