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Monday, September 20, 2004


VATICAN CITY, SEP 20, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

- Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, apostolic nuncio in Ukraine.

- Eight prelates from the Colombian Episcopal Conference on their "ad limina" visit:

    - Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz of Bogota, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishops Fernando Sabogal Viana, Olavio Lopez Duque, O.A.R. and Jose Roberto Ospina Leongomez.

    - Bishop Hector Luis Gutierrez Pabon of Engativa.

    - Bishop Luis Gabriel Romero Franco of Facatativa.

    - Bishop Enrique Sarmiento Angulo of Fontibon.

    - Bishop Hector Julio Lopez Hurtado, S.D.B. of Girardot.

- Bishop Fabian Marulanda Lopez, emeritus of Florencia, secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia.    

  On Saturday, September 18, the Holy Father received in separate audiences:

- Archbishop Patrick Coveney, apostolic nuncio in New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga, Nauru, Kiribati, Palau and the Cook Islands and apostolic delegate in the Pacific Ocean.
- Six prelates from the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific on their "ad limina" visit:
    - Archbishop Petero Mataca of Suva, Fiji Islands.
    - Bishop Stuart France O'Conneel, S.M. of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
    - Bishop Paul Eusebius Mea Kaiuea of Tarawa and Nauru, Kiribati and Nauru.
    - Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki of Tonga, Tonga and Niue.
    - Msgr. Patrick Edward O'Connor, superior of the "sui iuris" mission of Tokelau, Tokelau.
    - Fr. Camille DesRosiers, S.M., superior of the "sui iuris" mission of Funafuti, Tuvalu.

- Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico, president of the Episcopal Conference of Mexico, with Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Moralia and Bishop Carlos Aguilar Retes, respectively vice-president and secretary general of the same conference.
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