Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral (Ulaanbaatar)

Ecclesia cathedralis Sanctorum Petri et Pauli
Гэгээн Петр, Паулын цогчин дуган

Façade of the church
Basic information
Location Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 47°54′43″N 106°58′33″E / 47.91194°N 106.97583°E / 47.91194; 106.97583
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rite Latin
Year consecrated 2003
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Status Active
Leadership His Excellency Msgr. Wenceslao Padilla
Architectural description
Architect(s) Predak Stupar
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Eclecticism
Completed 2002

The Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia,designed by Serbian architect Predak Stupar and consecrated in 2003 by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe; its shape resembles that of a yurt.[1]

It is the official episcopal see of the Apostolic Prefecture of Ulaanbaatar.


It has 36 semicircular windows and a window in the skylight. They were added by 2005, and were part of a project of Brother Mark,[2] a member of the Taizé Community. The windows depict the four evangelists in their symbolic forms: an eagle, an angel, a yak and a snow leopard. The latter two are the local reinterpretations of traditional Christian iconography, which replace the traditional winged bull and a winged lion.[3]


  1. "First Cathedral Takes On Character Of The People". Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. "Taize Brother Uses Local Symbols To Beautify Ulaanbaatar Cathedral". Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. "Ulan Bator - Catholic Cathedral". Retrieved 24 June 2016.
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