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Pope Francis: Gers (Yurts) are efficient, ecologically sound, versatile, and multifunctional dwelling places

Pope Francis in Mongolia

Pope Francis made a historic visit to Mongolia in September 2023. He visited gers at the Mongolian government palace and the one near a catholic church in the capital city.

Gers was an important theme in his speeches; he appreciated it as an ecological dwelling and used symbolism associated with Gers and their structure to convey his messages on broader subjects of environmental preservation and religious tolerance.

Pope Francis visits and talks about Gers (Yurts) in Mongolia
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