This morning, the Holy Father received in audience:
- A delegation of monks of the Oriental Orthodox Churches;
- His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints;
- A delegation from the Max Planck Gesellschaft;
- Mr. David M. Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme, on his farewell visit;
- The Reverend Don Julián Carrón;
- The Reverend Don Pasquale Spinoso.
The planned audience with the YMCA – Italy Christian Federation was cancelled due to the Holy Father's severe cold.