The most important job a Pope has is the appointment of bishops. Fortunately, he was able to rebuild much of Quebec's episcopacy under Benedict XVI and no major Sees in Canada are opening soon. Maybe we can dodge a bullet in the next two years.
It matters not, he remains, papabile.
God help us, please.
According to Pronkin, Cardinal Ouellet could soon be replaced by Pope Francis. The French Canadian, says Pronkin, would not be the first high Curia employee who would deposed because of his criticism of the papal course. However, Francis had found a way to make the appointments himself, although the competent Congregation is in the hands of persons whose convictions he rejects. The informal, semi-clandestine appointments to official bodies in the past is not only a temporary solution, but probably corresponds to the disposition of the Pope and his aversion to rules and laws. [Or he doesn't want to spend the political capital to get rid of him, when he can do the job himself.]