Cardinal Ouellet

The Latest

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who has led the Vatican’s office for choosing bishops for over a dozen years, talks with Hannah Brockhaus, CNA Rome correspondent, and EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Andreas Thonhauser at the Dicastery of Bishops in Vatican City on Feb. 23, 2023.

Once ‘papabile,’ bishop-maker Cardinal Marc Ouellet retires

Apr 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Last week, Cardinal Marc Ouellet handed over the reins of the Vatican’s bishop office to Bishop Robert Francis Prevost. Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Canadian cardinal: Women should help screen, train priest applicants

Sep 18, 2018

Increasing the role of women in screening and training priests is among the steps that should be taken to prevent... Read more

A golden rose sent from Pope Francis to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Nov. 18, 2013.

Pope Francis sends golden rose to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 22, 2013

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, presented a golden rose from Pope Francis to Our... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet celebrating mass at the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina. March 10 2013.

Cardinal Ouellet urges forgiveness ahead of conclave

Mar 11, 2013

In a homily at his Roman parish on Sunday, Cardinal Marc Ouellet encouraged forgiveness and reconciliation, especially through the sacrament... Read more


Cardinal says American Catholics should head battle for human rights

Dec 13, 2012

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, said the Catholics of America should be “on the front... Read more

A Canadian pro-life representative and Cardinal Marc Ouellet speak with CNA on Dec. 11, 2012.

Cardinal Ouellet: Cultural renewal in Americas requires Mary's message

Dec 12, 2012

By Carl Bunderson, Alan Holdren

The message of Our Lady of Guadalupe promotes a culture of life and is at the center of the New... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet presides over the Dec. 9, 2012 opening Mass for the Ecclesia in America Conference.

Cardinal encourages creative Catholic unity across Americas

Dec 10, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, opened an international meeting on the Catholic Church in... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Evangelization, societal challenges will be focus of Americas summit

Dec 4, 2012

Church leaders from North, Central and South America are meeting in Rome to discuss the New Evangelization across the region... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the papal legate for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress at the opening Mass.

At penitential site, Cardinal Ouellet asks forgiveness for abuse

Jun 13, 2012

At the request of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Marc Ouellet visited Ireland’s traditional penitential pilgrimage site of Lough Derg to... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Eucharistic Congress opens with reflection on 'treasure of the Church'

Jun 11, 2012

The Church has nothing greater to offer than Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, Cardinal Marc Ouellet said as he... Read more


Every bishop must defend the faith, Vatican official says

Nov 24, 2011

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect for the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, said that every bishop is required to proclaim the Church's teachings... Read more


Cardinal Ouellet exhorts bishops to work for sanctification of Latin America

May 18, 2011

The head of the Vatican's commission for Latin America called on the region's bishops to work for the sanctification of... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet examines Mother Teresa's sandals along with a Missionaries of Charity sister on Thursday afternoon

New Mother Teresa exhibition gets thumbs up from Cardinal Ouellet

Aug 28, 2010

For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth a "very moving" exhibition dedicated to the life and... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet speaks at a press conference in Quebec City on June 30.

Canadian cardinal 'surprised' by appointment to Vatican position

Jul 5, 2010

At a recent press conference, Cardinal Marc Ouellet commented on his recent appointment as Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, remarking... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Cardinal Ouellet appointed as head of Congregation for Bishops

Jun 30, 2010

On Wednesday, the Vatican announced the nomination of Cardinal Marc Ouellet to take the place of the retiring Cardinal Giovanni... Read more

Archbishop of Quebec, Cardinal Marc Ouellet

Cardinal Ouellet defends the family as a child's first teacher of love and life

Jan 26, 2010

The Archbishop of Quebec, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, said last week that the family is a child's first educator in the... Read more

Church must bring people to a 'vivid encounter' with God, Cardinal Ouellet says

Oct 6, 2008

Archbishop of Quebec Cardinal Mark Ouellet on Monday addressed the General Congregation of the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet

Build a civilization of love in the face of a culture of death, Cardinal Ouellet tells Knights

Aug 5, 2008

As he opened the Knights of Columbus’ annual convention on Tuesday morning, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Archbishop of Québec, called... Read more


Cardinal launches foundation to assist immigrants, refugees

Mar 6, 2006

One of Canada’s cardinals has launched a foundation to assist immigrants and refugees. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec, began... Read more


Cardinal Ouellet: Conclave is act of faith, not politics

Apr 17, 2005

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec, Canada, said this Sunday in Rome the Conclave is not a political act, but... Read more