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Friday, February 27, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 27 FEB 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

 - Masud Barazani, president of the Autonomous Kurdish Region in Iraq.

 - Four prelates from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria, on their "ad limina" visit:

    - Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor, auxiliary of Awka.

    - Bishop Joseph O. Egerega, apostolic vicar of Bomadi, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Hyancinth Oroko Egbebo M.S.S.P.

    - Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll S.M.A., apostolic vicar of Kontagora.

 - Cardinal James Francis Stafford, penitentiary major of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

  This evening he is scheduled to receive in audience Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
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