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Monday, April 7, 2014


Vatican City, 7 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning, the Holy Father received in audience:

- Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.

- Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt, J.C.D., permanent observer at the United Nations in New York and at the Organisation of American States.

- Ten prelates of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference, on their “ad limina” visit:

- Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Ruwa'ichi, O.F.M. Cap., of Mwanza, apostolic administrator of Shinyanga;

- Bishop Renatus Leonard Nkwande of Bunda;

- Bishop Damian Denis Dallu of Geita;

- Bishop Almachius Vincent Rweyongeza of Kayanga;

- Bishop Michael George Mabuga Msonganzila of Musoma;

- Bishop Severine Niwemugizi of Rulenge-Ngara;

- Archbishop Josaphat Louis Lebulu of Arusha;

- Bishop Beatus Kinyaiya, O.F.M. Cap., of Mbulu;

- Bishop Isaac Amani Massawe of Moshi;

- Bishop Rogath Fundimoya Kimaryo of Same.

This afternoon, he is scheduled to receive in audience His Majesty Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, King of Jordan.

On Saturday, 5 April the Holy Father received in audience:

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

- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Libera, and entourage.

- Eight prelates of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference, on their “ad limina” visit:

- Bishop Tarcisius Ngalalekumtwa of Iringa, apostolic administrator “sede vacante ed at nutum Sanctae Sedis” of Songea;

- Bishop Bruno Pius Ngonyani of Lindi;

- Bishop Evaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C., of Mbeya;

- Bishop John Chrisostom Ndimbo of Mbinga, with Bishop emeritus Emanuel A. Mapunda;

- Bishop Gabriel Mmole of Mtwara;

- Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma of Njombe;

- Bishop Castor Paul Msemwa of Tunduru-Masasi.

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