Cardinal Turcotte on his way to Rome
Jean Claude Cardinal Turcotte leaves for Rome tonight to participate in the conclave to select the new pope. He will be joining more than a hundred Cardinals from around the world.
Cardinal Turcotte says he is not nervous about his trip but admits that selecting the new pope won't be an easy decision. He says there are several names of possible candidates floating around, one being Quebecer Marc Cardinal Ouellet who he believes would make a good pope.
"I think he is a very bright guy, a very holy man, he has many of the qualities, and he is very known in the world."
Cardinal Turcotte says he does not know what is going to happen once he arrives in Rome, but he would be certainly proud to see a Canadian as the next pope.
Cardinal Turcotte hopes that the man to succeed Pope Benedict XVI is elected in time for Holy Week, which is before Easter at the end of March.