Father Nicholas Gruner, director of the International Fatima Rosary Crusade, was interviewed on the popular Canadian television programme Morning Live on the last day of the papacy of Benedict XVI.
Father Gruner talked about the upcoming papal conclave, and on the possibility that Marc Cardinal Ouellet, the former Archbishop of Quebec, might become the first Canadian Pope. Father Gruner and Cardinal Ouellet were fellow seminarians in Montreal in the 1960s.
Father Gruner offered a positive appraisal of both Cardinal Ouellet's character and his chances. He made the point, though, that no matter who is chosen, the next pope's first duty is to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as was requested by Our Lady of Fatima requested. It is only through the Consecration, Father explained, that the problems facing the Church and the world will be solved.
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