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VATICAN CITY, 25 JUN 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

- Fra' Matthew Festing, prince and grand master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, accompanied by an entourage.

- Five prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Vietnam, on their "ad limina" visit:

- Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet of Hanoi, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Laurent Chu Van Minh.

- Bishop Cosme Hoang Van Dat S.J. of Bac Ninh.

- Bishop Joseph Hoang Van Tiem S.D.B. of Bui Chu, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van De S.D.B.