Vatican City, 2 March 2015 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:
- Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, and entourage;
- Rev. Janusz Urbanczyk, Holy See permanent observer at the International Governing Organisations in Vienna;
- Nechirvan Barzani, president of the Council of Ministers of the Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan;
- Ten prelates of the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (C.E.R.N.A) on their “ad Limina” visit:
Bishop Claude Rault of Laghouat, Algeria;
Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader of Algiers, Algeria;
- Bishop Paul Desfarges of Constantine, Algeria;
- Bishop Jean-Paul Vesco of Oran, Algeria;
- Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, apostolic vicar of Benghazi, Libya;
- Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, apostolic vicar of Tripoli, Libya;
- Archbishop Vincent Landel of Rabat, Morocco;
- Archbishop Santiago Agrelo Martínez of Tangier, Morocco;
- Fr. Mario Leon Dorado, O.M.I., apostolic prefect of the Western Sahara; and
- Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi of Tunis, Tunisia.
On Saturday, 28 February, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples, Italy.