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In pictures: La Motte, Quebec: Hometown of the next pope?

Cardinal Marc Ouellet first felt a calling in his hometown of La Motte, Que. Now, his name is among the potential candidates to succeed Pope Benedict XVI

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A sign for La Motte, Que., hometown of Cardinal Marc Ouellet, is photographed Feb. 13, 2013.

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A family photo of Cardinal Marc Ouellet, at the age of three.

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A family photo from February, 1964 shows Cardinal Marc Ouellet (right) playing chess with his brothers Gilles, Jacques and Roch.

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A family photo shows Cardinal Marc Ouellet along the shore of Lac La Motte in July, 1958.

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A family photo shows Cardinal Marc Ouellet as he is ordained as a priest in 1968 in the La Motte Catholic church. Cardinal Ouellet is believed to be a favourite among candidates to replace Benedict as the next pope.

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A family photo of Cardinal Marc Ouellet, then a priest, on the day he was ordained in 1968. Pictured with Cardinal Ouellet is Sister Sainte Marcelle, now deceased, who was one of his schoolteachers.

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An undated family photo of Cardinal Marc Ouellet (right) with his mother Graziella, taken during a period of time when he worked as a missionary in Colombia.

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L'Église La Motte, built in 1937, was the local parish that Cardinal Marc Ouellet and his family attended growing up in La Motte, Que. It is also the church where Cardinal Ouellet was ordained in 1968.

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Louis Ouellet and Monique Ouellet, brother and sister of Cardinal Marc Ouellet are photographed in La Motte, Que. on Feb. 13, 2013. Cardinal Ouellet is believed to be a favourite among candidates to replace Benedict as the next pope.

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Graziella Ouellet, 90, mother of Cardinal Marc Ouellet sits in her home in La Motte, Que. on Feb. 13, 2013. Cardinal Ouellet is believed to be a potential candidate to replace Benedict XVI as the next pope.

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Monique Ouellet, sister of Cardinal Marc Ouellet, tidies up a room in her home where Cardinal Marc Ouellet stays when visiting his hometown of La Motte, Que. Feb. 13, 2013. Cardinal Ouellet is believed to be a potential candidate to replace Benedict as the next pope.

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Pierre Labreche sets up for a Valentine’s Day dance at L'Église La Motte Feb 13, 2013. The building now functions as a community centre as well as a Catholic church.

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Parishioners attend afternoon mass at L'Église Saint Sauveur Feb. 14, 2013 in Val d'Or, Quebec. From 1968 to 1970, Cardinal Marc Ouellet served as vicar.

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