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Monday, April 23, 2012


Vatican City, 23 April 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in audience:

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

- Nine prelates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on their "ad limina" visit:

- Archbishop Roger Lawrence Schwietz O.M.I. of Anchorage.

- Bishop Donald J. Kettler of Fairbanks.

- Bishop Edward James Burns of Juneau.

- Archbishop James Peter Sartain of Seattle, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo M.S    p.S. and by Archbishop emeritus Alexander J, Brunett.

- Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane.

- Bishop Joseph Jude Tyson of Yakima, accompanied by Bishop emeritus Carlos Arthur Sevilla S.J.

On Saturday 21 April he received in audience:

- Fourteen prelates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on their "ad limina" visit:

- Bishop William Joseph Justice and Bishop Robert Walter McElroy, auxiliaries of San Francisco, accompanied by Bishop Ignatius Chung Wang, former auxiliary, and by Archbishop emeritus John Raphael Quinn.

- Bishop Clarence R. Silva of Honolulu.

- Bishop Joseph Anthony Pepe of Las Vegas.

- Bishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone of Oakland.

- Bishop Randolph Roque Calvo of Reno.

- Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, accompanied by Bishop emeritus William Keith Weigand.

- John Charles Wester of Salt Lake City.

- Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath of San Jose in California.

- Bishop Robert Francis Vasa of Santa Rosa, accompanied by Bishop emeritus Daniel Francis Walsh.

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

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