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.