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Monday, February 2, 2015


Vatican City, 2 February 2015 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:

- Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome;

- Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, archbishop of Vienna, Austria;

- Eleven prelates of the Lithuanian Bishops' Conference, on their “ad limina” visit:

-Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius of Kaunas, with his auxiliary, Bishop Kestutis Kevalas;
- Bishop Eugenijus Bartulis of Siauliai;
- Bishop Jonas Boruta of Telsia, with his auxiliary, Bishop Linas Vodopjanovas;
- Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Vilkaviskis;
- Archbishop Gintaras Grusas of Vilnius, with his auxiliary, Bishop Arunas Poniskaitis and the archbishop emeritus, Cardinal Audrys Juozas Backis;
- Bishop Jonas Ivanauskas of Kaisiadoris; and
- Bishop Lionginas Virbalas of Panevezys.

On Saturday, 31 January the Holy Father received in audience:

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

- Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands;

- Archbishop Yaser Rasmi Hanna Al-Ayyash of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites, Jordan;

- Don Notker Wolf, abbot primate of the Benedictine Confederation of Congregations;

- Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.

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