This morning, the Holy Father Francis received in audience:
- His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences;
- Bishop Michael Gerber of Fulda, Federal Republic of Germany;
- Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, titular of Illici, apostolic nuncio in Ireland;
- His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the General Secretariat of the Synod, with His Eminence Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg, and Fr. Giacomo Costa, S.J.,
- Bishop Timothy P. Broglio, military ordinary of the United States of America, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; with Archbishop William Edward Lori of Baltimore, vice president; Reverend Michael J.K. Fuller, secretary general; and Reverend Paul B.R. Hartmann, adjunct secretary general;
- Bishop Hugo Nicolás Barbaro of San Roque de Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina;
- A delegation of the Community of the Beatitudes.