As Daily As Your Morning Coffee
The Pope did, however, have one of his "kitchen cabinet" in this morning for an audience: Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the archbishop of Quebec. It's been reported that, outside the confines of the curia, Benedict XVI relies on an inner circle of three cardinals: Ouellet, Angelo Scola of Venice and Christoph Schonborn of Vienna. So anything and everything could've been on the agenda.
Note well that Ouellet, who was secretary of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity until his appointment to Canada's primatial see in 2002, is a member of the Communione school, as is Scola. His archdiocese is preparing to host the International Eucharistic Congress in 2008.