Mongolia cooperates with Vatican in historical researches

2020-01-13 11:57:53

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 10, Ambassador of Mongolia to the Holy See and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations and other international organizations L.Purevsuren met with Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, exchanging views on bilateral cooperation.

Ambassador L.Purevsuren thanked for the side of Vatican on allowing Mongolian scholars, who will study documents and sources related to Mongolian history, to work in Secret Archives of Vatican and its library and receiving them on October 1-4, 2019 alongside expressing the country’s request on further collaboration in this field.  

In turn, the Vatican’s side informed that it is able to teach Latin language to Mongolian scholars to study resources related to Mongolian history.

During the meeting, the two sides talked over preparations of a scientific conference and photo exhibition, which are scheduled to be jointly held in the Holy See between May 6 and 8 within the 800th anniversary of Karakorum city, the capital of the Great Mongol Empire. The scientific conference is set to feature religious freedom issue that was documented during the journey of Flemish Franciscan monk William de Rubruk and envoy of Pope Innocent IV Plano Carpini to the Mongol Empire.

During his working trip to Vatican, Ambassador L.Purevsuren also held meetings with Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku and Director of Gregory Religious Study Center Loran Basanes respectively to discuss bilateral cooperation.