Vatican City, 23 December 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father received in audience:
- Rodney Alejandro Lopez, the new ambassador of Cuba to the Holy See, presenting his letters of credence.
- Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
- Msgr. Javier Echevarria Rodriguez, prelate of the personal Prelature of Opus Dei.
- Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples, Italy, with a delegation for the presentation of the Nativity display offered in St. Peter's Square.
- Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana, apostolic nuncio.
On Saturday, 21 December, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.