Monday, March 4, 2013

Cardinal Marc Ouellet: ‘I have to be ready,’ says possible papal successor'

ST-MATHIEU-DE-HARRICANA, QUE.—The possibility of a Canadian Pope is embraced by the hometown of the Quebec cardinal who’s being mentioned as a likely successor to Pope Benedict.

Many residents in Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s hometown of La Motte say it would be an honour to have one of their own become pope.

Leo Paul Larouche says the townsfolk are closely following the news from the Vatican as cardinals prepare to select the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

The 68-year-old Ouellet is a popular figure in La Motte, where he was born, raised and ordained as a priest.

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Toronto Star