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Monday, June 20, 2005


VATICAN CITY, JUN 20, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

 - Nine prelates from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, on their "ad limina" visit:

    - Archbishop William Joseph Kurtz S.V.D., of Madang.

    - Bishop Austen Robin Crapp O.F.M., of Aitape.

    - Bishop Cesare Bonivento P.I.M.E., of Vanimo.

    - Bishop Anthony Joseph Burgess of Wewak.

    - Archbishop Michael Meier S.V.D., of Mount Hagen, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Douglas Young S.V.D.

    - Bishop Francesco Sarego S.V.D., of Goroka.

    - Bishop Henk Te Maarssen S.V.D., of Kundiawa.

    - Bishop Stephen Joseph Reichert O.F.M. Cap., of Mendi.

- Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, president of the Republic of Zambia, accompanied by his wife and an entourage.

  On Saturday, June 18, he received in separate audiences:

 - Elias Antonio Saca Gonzalez, president of the Republic of El Salvador, accompanied by his wife and an entourage.

 - Three prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Madagascar on their "ad limina" visit:

    - Bishop Zygmunt Robaszkiewcz M.S.F., of Morombe.

    - Bishop Donald Joseph Leo Pelletier  M.S., of Morondava.

    - Bishop Vincent Rakotozafy of Tolagnaro.

 - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
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