The Holy Father received in audience:
- Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO);
- Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy;
- Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life;
- Georges El Khoury, ambassador of Lebanon at the Holy See, on his farewell visit.