Cardinal Marc Ouellet has given his first press conference after the Pope nominated him today to become the next prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
Speaking from his archdiocesan headquarters in Quebec City, the cardinal said he was “surprised” by the appointment but welcomed it with “gratitude but also with a sense of fear”. He said of the appointment of bishops: “There’s a long tradition I will follow, the tradition of the Church, and look for the best bishops possible.” The cardinal said he will probably take up his position at the end of August or beginning of September.
After a day of major Curial appointments, another one is expected tomorrow. Vatican spokesman Father...READ MORE