This morning the Holy Father received in audience:
- H.E. Ms. Maria del Carmen de la Peña Corcuera, ambassador of Spain to the Holy See, presenting her credential letters;
- His Eminence Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith;
- H.E. Msgr. Giambattista Diquattro, titular archbishop of Giromonte, apostolic nuncio in India and in Nepal;
- H.E. Msgr. Lionel Gendron, bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Canada, president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Canada,
H.E. Msgr. Richard Joseph Gagnon, archbishop of Winnipeg, vice president;
and Msgr. Frank Leo, secretary general;
- Ms. Elizabeth Drevillon.
Today the Pope will receive in audience:
- Religious of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarians), on the eighth centenary of the foundation of the Order.