Today the Holy Father received in audience:
- H.E. Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon, with his wife and entourage;
- H.E. Msgr. Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen, titular archbishop of Novaliciana, apostolic nuncio in Sudan and Eritrea;
a group of faithful from Sri Lanka;
- Special Olympic Athletes, participants in the Unified Football Tournament.
In the afternoon yesterday, Thursday 12 October, the Holy Father received in audience:
- His Eminence Beatitude Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, major archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars, India;
- His Eminence Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.