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Friday, January 15, 2016


Vatican City, 15 January 2016 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father received in audience:

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

- Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, apostolic nuncio in Israel and in Cyprus; apostolic delegate in Jerusalem and in Palestine;

- Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, apostolic nuncio in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Montenegro;

- Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google;

- Fr. Pedro Aguado Cuesta, prepositor general of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools;

- John Anthony Gerard McCarthy, ambassador of Australia to the Holy See, on his farewell visit.

Other Pontifical Acts

Vatican City, 15 January 2016 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Domenico Cornacchia of Lucera – Troia, Italy, as bishop of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi (area 442, population 133,317, Catholics 132,503, priests 103, permanent deacons 10, religious 153), Italy.
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