Vatican City, 7 April 2016 – The Holy Father received in audience:
- Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, apostolic nuncio in the Philippines;
- His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham, Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek Melkites, Syria;
- Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseilles, France, president of the Bishops' Conference of France, with Bishop Pascal Delannoy of Saint-Denis, deputy president; Archbishop Pierre-Marie Carré of Montpellier, deputy president; and Msgr. Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, general secretary.