France, April 1 -- A Mongolian boy born in the United Staes has been named by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the third most important spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism.

According to media reports, the eight-year-old has dual nationality and is said to have a twin.

He is reportedly the son of a university professor and the grandson of a former Mongolian member of parliament.Buddhism's spiritual leader

"We have the reincarnation of Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche of Mongolia with us today," the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetans, told 600-odd followers at the unveiling ceremony in Dharamshala, the north Indian Himalayan town.

The ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa died in 2012 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and since then th...