Vatican City, 15 January 2016 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:
- Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples;
- Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, apostolic nuncio in Israel and in Cyprus; apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and in Palestine;
- Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, apostolic nuncio in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Montenegro;
- Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google;
- Fr. Pedro Aguado Cuesta, prepositor general of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools;
- John Anthony Gerard McCarthy, ambassador of Australia to the Holy See, on his farewell visit.