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Monday, December 7, 2015


Vatican City, 7 December 2015 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:

- Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, presenting a gift on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomaios;

- Maria Elvira Velasquez Rivas-Plata, ambassador of Perù at the Holy See, presenting her credential letters;

- Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples;

- Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi, India;

- Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich, apostolic nuncio in Ghana;

- Eduard Habsburg-Lothringen, ambassador of Hungary at the Holy See;

- Nadège Védie, president of the World Conference of Secular Institutes (CMIS), and entourage.

On Saturday 5 December the Holy Father received in audience:

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

- Eduardo Felix Valdes, ambassador of Argentina, on his farewell visit;

- Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.

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