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As papal conclave begins,
friends reflect on Canadian´s
rise through church ranks

Canadian Press, by Andy Blatchford

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Posted By:Buckeyeron, 3/11/2013 6:13:37 PM

La Motte, Que.-A Canadian man who could become the next pontiff has frequently told friends he was surprised about his own rapid rise within the Roman Catholic Church. A "totally euphoric" Cardinal Marc Ouellet, now considered among the contenders for the papacy, phoned longtime friend Claudette Boucher in 2001, shortly after he learned that Pope John Paul II would soon ordain him a bishop. She says Ouellet asked her and her husband, Yvan, to pray for him because he didn´t think he was worthy enough for the new role. "He told us that he needed us," Boucher said

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Interesting backgrounder from the Cardinal´s local media...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/11/2013 6:25:02 PM     (No. 9219989)

I saw a rerun of a brief interview with him over the weekend. I was impressed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/11/2013 6:49:26 PM     (No. 9220021)

If anyone is interesting in seeing a live broadcast of the Mass before the conclave ... it´s on at 4:45 am tomorrow - rebroadcast tomorrow evening. EWTN

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Buckeyeron, 3/11/2013 7:25:29 PM     (No. 9220063)

Thanks for the referrals to various sites during the run-up to the Conclave...IMHO one of the reasons Lucianne.com is so vital is cuz you can get valuable info and resources for more here, not to mention opinions...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/12/2013 4:17:43 AM     (No. 9220428)

I´d love to think this is an open and honest "election" going on here but I´m worried about the PC police elbowing their way in.

The last thing we need right now is a liberal pope.

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