This morning the Holy Father received in audience:
- H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmed Samir Samy, ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, for the presentation of his credential letters;
- H.E. Msgr. Alberto Bottari di Castello, titular archbishop of Oderzo, apostolic nuncio;
. Professor Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Sant’Egidio Community;
- H.E. Mrs. Callista L. Gingrich, ambassador of the United States of America, for the presentation of her credential letters.