Cardinal Giorgio Marengo was invited as a guest of honor on the occasion of Buddha Day.

Cardinal Giorgio Marengo was invited as a guest of honor on the occasion of Buddha Day which falls on June 4, Sunday 2023. It was a religious ceremony organized by Gandantegchenling Monastery on the Gandan Monastery. The ceremony engages representatives of all monasteries, representatives of religious groups, NGOs and the Mongolian faithful.
D.Choijamts, Khamba Lama of Gandantegchenling Monastery and G.Zandanshatar, Chairman of the Parliament, delivered the opening remarks followed by Performers and artists including the Morin Khuur Ensemble, Mongolian long-note song singer Khongorzul and Erdenebayr.
The Cardinal shared a speech during this event.
Buddhist brothers and sisters and friends
On behalf of the Catholic church in Mongolia, I would like to wish you all the best on this Great Day of Buddha..
We would like to thank you for reminding the people of Mongolia to think about virtues and sins, to avoid quarrels, to keep peace, and to love the motherland and brothers and sisters while celebrating this important day.
Our two religions have many common values that guide human actions. In particular, we, as religious representatives, have a high responsibility in promoting the right attitude to the revival of Mongolian society, i.e. humaneness, honesty, and responsibility among the people.
Therefore, through this common responsibility, may the harmonious cooperation between our two religions expand and contribute to the good life of our people.
Once again, we wish all our Buddhist brothers and sisters a happy Great Day of the Lord Buddha!