According to statistics by the Catholic nonprofit group Aid to the Church in Need, Mongolia is 53 per cent Buddhist, 39 per cent atheist, 3 per cent Muslim, 3 per cent Shaman and 2 per cent Christian.
Francis is visiting Mongolia to minister to its tiny Catholic community of 1,450 people and make a diplomatic foray into a region where the Holy See has long had troubled relations
Appointed Archbishop Cyril Vasil S J currently serves as the Bishop of the Eparchy of Košice in the Slovak Greek Catholic Church in Slovakia.
Church sex abuse revelations are 'unwelcome distraction' as Pope Francis visits scandal-hit Portugal
During a live television broadcast, the experts reported in February that at least 4,815 boys and girls had been abused by the Portuguese Catholic Church since 1950, most aged 10-14.
The announcement came after the Holy See conceded in April that it had learned of Shen's appointment to lead the Catholic Church in Shanghai from media accounts.
The case has drawn allegations by critics that Fernández tried to protect the priest, a charge that he has denied.
Rupnik is one of the most celebrated religious artists in the Catholic Church, whose mosaics decorate churches and basilicas around the world, including at the Vatican.
Francis has no choice but to treat the intestinal issue, despite saying that he had not responded well to the general anaesthetic used during a surgery he underwent two years ago.