Vatican City, 2 December 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father received in audience:
- Cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval, archbishop emeritus of Santa Cruz della Sierra, Bolivia.
- Thirteen prelates from the Bishops' Conference of the Netherlands:
- Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, archbishop of Utrecht
- Bishop Theodorus Cornelius Maria Hoogenboom, auxiliary of Utrecht
- Bishop Herman Willebrordus Woorts, auxiliary of Utrecht
- Bishop Johannes Wilhelmus Maria Liesen of Breda
- Bishop Gerard Johannes Nicolaas de Korte of Groningen-Leeuwarden
- Bishop Joseph Maria Punt of Haarlem-Amsterdam, apostolic administrator “ad nutum Sanctae Sedis” of the Military Ordinate for the Netherlands
- Bishop Johannes Willibrordus Maria Hendriks, auxiliary of Haarlem-Amsterdam
- Bishop Johannes Gerardus Maria van Burgsteden, auxiliary emeritus of Haarlem-Amsterdam
- Bishop Franciscus Jozef Maria Wiertz of Roermond
- Bishop Everardus Johannes de Jong, auxiliary of Roermond
- Bishop Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende of Rotterdam
- Bishop Antonius Lambertus Maria Hurkmans of 's-Hertogenbosch, Bois-le-Duc
- Bishop Robertus Gerardus Leonia Maria Mutsaerts, auxiliary of 's-Hertogenbosch, Bois-le-Duc.
On Saturday, 30 November the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.