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How to choose a good bishop? How the Vatican selects potential candidates

Cardinal Mark Ouellet, prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, steps down three years after the mandatory retirement age of 75. EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief, Andreas Thonhauser, caught up with the Canadian church leader to reflect on his time in these important roles. 

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Andreas Thonhauser is EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the WU Executive Academy in Vienna and a Master’s degree in German Philology/Anglistics and Americanistics from the University of Vienna. Prior to joining EWTN, Thonhauser worked as the Director of External Affairs for a global human rights organization, and for several media outlets in Vienna, Austria.


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