VATICAN CITY, 1 DEC 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in audience sixteen prelates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on their "ad limina" visit:
- Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput O.F.M. Cap. of Philadelphia, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishops Daniel Edward Thomas, Timothy C. Senior, John J. McIntyre and Michael J. Fitzgerald.
- Bishop John Oliver Barres of Allentown.
- Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of Altoona-Johnstown.
- Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt of Greensburg.
- Bishop Joseph Patrick McFadden of Harrisburg.
- Bishop David Allen Zubik of Pittsburgh, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop William J. Waltersheid, and by former Auxiliary Bishop William Joseph Winter.
- Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, accompanied by Bishop emeritus
James Clifford Timlin and Bishop emeritus Joseph Francis Martino, and by
former Auxiliary Bishop John Martin Dougherty.
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