Thursday June 17, 2010
Quebec City Cardinal Ouellet to Rome? “Only a Rumor” Says Archdiocese
By John-Henry Westen
QUEBEC CITY, June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Popular Vatican insider reporter Andrea Tornielli has said that the powerful post of head of the Vatican congregation which deals with appointing and assigning bishops is to be taken by Quebec City Cardinal Marc Ouellet. However, the Archdiocese of Quebec told LifeSiteNews today that the report is only “a rumor.”
Jasmin Lemieux-Lefebvre, director of communications for the archdiocese, noted that over the last few years there have been similar rumors about the Cardinal returning to Rome.
Tournielli, a reporter for Il Giornale, first predicted that the post would be taken by Sydney Cardinal George Pell. Catholic World News reports, however, that, “Although Vatican insiders generally agreed that Cardinal Pell was the Pope’s choice, more recent reports from Rome have indicated that the expected appointment faced opposition, and Cardinal Pell himself was said to be reluctant to leave his current post in Sydney, Australia.”