CNA Staff, Sep 17, 2020 / 03:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
Archbishop Georg Gänswein is expected to leave hospital Thursday.
Sources close to the personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI told CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German language news partner, that he was “better and improving steadily.”
Gänswein, 64, thanked those who had prayed for his recovery, saying: “May God reward you for your prayerful support.”
The prefect of the papal household was hospitalized with kidney pain Sept. 11. CNA Deutsch reported that he would leave hospital in Rome Sept. 17 and return to the Vatican.
Gänswein was born in Riedern am Wald, Germany, in 1956. In 1995, 11 years after his ordination, he left Germany for the Roman Curia, serving first at the Congregation for Divine Worship and later at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In 2003, he became personal secretary to the future Pope Benedict XVI.