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Monday, May 30, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 30 MAY 2011 (VIS) - Today the Holy Father received Norbert Lammert, President of the "Bundestag", the German parliament, accompanied by an entourage.

  On Saturday morning, 28 May, the Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

  - Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches,

- Six prelates from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India on their ad limina visit:

  - Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril of Vijayapuram,

  - Bishop Stephen Athipozhiyil of Alleppey,

  - Bishop Vincent Samuel of Neyyattinkara,

  - Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan of Punalur, and

  - Bishop Stanley Roman with Bishop Emeritus Joseph Gabriel Fernandez of Quilon.

  On Saturday afternoon the Holy Father met with:

  - Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli O.F.M., apostolic vicar of Tripoli, and

  - Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
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