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Archbishop Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis on St. Peter’s Square, May 21, 2014.

From papal secretary to nuncio? Report of a diplomatic role for Gänswein unconfirmed

Apr 12, 2024

By AC Wimmer

While speculation is again running rife on social media about Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s next role, neither he nor the Vatican... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on May 11, 2010.

EWTN to air conference on Pope Benedict XVI one year after his death

Dec 29, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

A conference titled “Remembering Benedict XVI: Life, Teaching, Legacy” will be held in Rome on Dec. 30–31 and will air... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke at EWTN's studio in Rome during the canonization of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII.

Pope Francis reportedly takes Vatican apartment, salary from Cardinal Burke

Nov 28, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The pope reportedly said that Cardinal Raymond Burke was a source of “disunity” in the Church. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein was the personal secretary of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Event in Spain headlined by Archbishop Gänswein abruptly canceled

Oct 19, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Fundación Universitaria Española surprisingly canceled an event announced weeks ago that was going to feature Benedict XVI’s personal secretary. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein was the personal secretary of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Gänswein’s post-Vatican future beginning to take shape

Jul 18, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The longtime personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI has been given no permanent position in his home archdiocese but is... Read more


Gänswein to Costa Rica? Report of Benedict’s secretary becoming nuncio is ‘speculation,’ Vatican sources say

Mar 22, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The future role of Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s longtime private secretary, remains unclear. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets with Benedict XVI’s longtime secretary, Archbishop Gänswein

Jan 9, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The private audience with the pope took place shortly before the public release of Gänswein’s forthcoming book detailing his nearly... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein bent down to kiss the hands of his friend and mentor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Personal secretary of Benedict XVI set to publish new book: Who is he? 

Jan 3, 2023

By Kelsey Wicks, Jonah McKeown

Pope Benedict XVI’s longtime personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, has written a firsthand account of his friend and mentor’s papacy. Read more

Natalia Tsarkova works on a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in her studio in central Rome.

From ‘real life’: Papal artist unveils painting of Benedict XVI as pope emeritus

Nov 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The artist unveiled the painting, which took four years to create, during a ceremony on Nov. 3 in Palazzo Cesi,... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019.

Benedict XVI's secretary in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Gänswein has been in isolation since April 11, a time period that included all of the Easter Triduum and Benedict... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, pictured March 27, 2019.

Here's what you need to know about Archbishop Gänswein, Benedict XVI's personal secretary

Feb 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Georg Gänswein is a familiar face because of his many years of service beside now-Pope Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI,... Read more

Benedict XVI prepares to board a plane at Munich airport, June 22, 2020.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s 'illness is subsiding'

Aug 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that the pope emeritus’ illness is “subsiding.”  Read more

Mother Angelica.

Recalling Mother Angelica, prelate says Catholic journalists are to spread the gospel

Mar 27, 2019

The crisis facing the Church today calls Catholic journalists not only to “relentless and fair reporting” but also to spreading... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

As Benedict turns 90, a rare glimpse into his joy-filled life

Apr 16, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a lengthy interview with EWTN's German television branch, Benedict XVI's closest aide describes how the retired pontiff is doing... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop Georg Ganswein in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 7, 2014.

Is Francis the last Pope? A rare interview with Archbishop Gänswein

Jun 25, 2016

What is Benedict XVI's own view of his historical resignation? What has the fall-out been from his secretary Archbishop Georg... Read more

The Sistine Chapel Choir sings in Westminster Cathedral, May 6, 2012.

Sistine Chapel Choir releases sacred music album recorded in its chapel

Sep 30, 2015

By Elise Harris

As the first album ever to be recorded inside the Sistine Chapel is released, Archbishop Georg Ganswein said the sacred... Read more