February 21, 2013. (Romereports.com)
Cardinal Marc Ouellet was born 68 years ago in the small town of La Motte, Quebec in Canada.
studied pedagogy and was ordained priest at 24 years old. Soon after,
he moved to Colombia to teach Theology at the major seminary at Bogota,
under the care of the Society of St. Sulpice. Four years later, he
became a member of this order, who's spirituality is focused on the
formation of priests and seminarians.
Ouellet was a frequent contributor to Communio, a theological magazine founded by Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs von Balthasar.
His career at the Vatican began in 2001 with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. John Paul II named him archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, then created him cardinal in 2003. Benedict XVI named him prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.CARD. MARC OUELLET
Prefect, Congregation for Bishops (March 18, 2010)
“I think that for all families, passing on the faith to their own children is a great challenge today, due to secularism and all the provocations within a culture that's veering from Christianity. We need to educate our children about faith, respecting their freedom, but presenting the faith in a decisive way.”
Cardinal Marc Ouellet is fluent in six languages: his native French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese.