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Friday, January 18, 2013


Vatican City, 18 January 2013 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received in separate audiences:

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and

six prelates from the Basilicata region of the Italian Episcopal Conference on their "ad limina" visit:
- Archbishop Agostino Superbo of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo,
- Archbishop Salvatore Ligorio of Matera-Irsina,
- Archbishop Giovanni Ricchiuti of Acerenza,
- Bishop Francescantonio Nole, O.F.M. Conv., of Tursi-Lagonegro
- Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, P.O.C.R., of Melfi-Rapolla-Venosa, and
- Bishop Vincenzo Carmine Orofino of Tricarico.

This afternoon he is scheduled to receive Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, major penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, accompanied by Bishop Krzysztof Jozef Nykiel, regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

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