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Monday, January 16, 2012


VATICAN CITY, 16 JAN 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in audience:

 - Nine prelates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on their "ad limina" visit:

    - Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishops Martin David Holley and Barry C. Knestout, and by Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop emeritus.

    - Bishop Herbert A. Bevard of Saint Thomas.

    - Archbishop Timothy Broglio, military ordinary, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishops Richard Brendan Higgins, F. Richard Spencer and Neal J. Buckon.

 - Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, archbishop of Genoa, Italy, president of the Italian Episcopal Conference.

  On Saturday 14 January he received in audience:

 - Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

 - Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin, Germany.
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