"I told the press that Pope Benedict would be a great Pope," recalls Cardinal Marc Ouellet, reflecting on the days following the conclave in 2005. "And I think I was right."
"Obviously I don't see myself at this level. Not at all, because I see how much this entails."
At the time of the last conclave, Cardinal Ouellet was still the Archbishop of Quebec City. Five years later, when he was appointed to one of the top Vatican positions as the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the press began asking him a different question: do you think you
will become Pope? It's naturally an uncomfortable question for a man of his humble disposition, yet inevitable given his increasing influence in the global Church.
Cardinal Ouellet addresses this subject, among many others, in a rare interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica on Witness
. This special interview, streaming online above, aired Sunday night and will repeat on S+L on Thursday at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT.