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Monday, March 2, 2015


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.

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