Archbishop Georg Gänswein

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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 Gänswein and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Archbishop Gänswein moved to tears over Benedict XVI's comment about journey to heaven

Jul 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope emeritus’ personal secretary recalled the words during a June celebration organized by the Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI Foundation... 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, personal secretary of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, speaks to EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Andreas Thonhauser.

Full text: EWTN’s exclusive interview with Archbishop Gänswein

Feb 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Benedict XVI’s personal secretary discusses the Munich abuse report. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, personal secretary of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Gänswein tells inside story of Benedict XVI’s response to the Munich abuse report

Feb 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Benedict XVI’s personal secretary said the 94-year-old was ‘doing well’ despite the recent media firestorm. Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI is praying for victims in wake of Munich abuse report

Jan 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘The pope emeritus ... expresses his shock and shame at the abuse of minors committed by clerics.’ Read more

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

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI had three COVID-19 vaccine doses ‘out of conviction’

Dec 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said: ‘One must not force anyone to vaccinate ... But one should appeal to the conscience.’ Read more

Archbishop Gänswein and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI is ‘full of zest for life,’ says Archbishop Gänswein

Oct 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The archbishop said the 94-year-old is ‘stable in his physical weakness.’ Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein at the exposition in Rome.

Exhibit commemorating Benedict XVI’s 70 years as a priest opens in Rome

Jun 28, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Benedict XVI's personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, inaugurated an exhibition in Rome to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Joseph Ratzinger’s... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein preaches at the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello Jan. 17, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Archbishop Gänswein: Holy Face of Manoppello conveys ‘incomparable news’ of the resurrection

Jan 17, 2021

Archbishop Georg Gänswein said on Sunday that the image known as the Holy Face of Manoppello conveys the “incomparable news”... Read more

Archbishop Gänswein to Catholic journalists: Be brave like Mother Angelica

Jan 4, 2021

Archbishop Georg Gänswein urged Catholic journalists Monday to act with the courage of EWTN founder Mother Angelica.  Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein | Photo: Daniel Ibañez - EWTN

Pope Benedict’s secretary reflects on awful 2020 with German Magazine 

Jan 1, 2021

Archbishop Georg Gänswein has spoken about life with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI and a personally challenging year. "I'm grateful to... Read more

Benedict XVI addresses new cardinals at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery at the Vatican on Nov. 28, 2020.

Benedict XVI has not lost his voice, says Archbishop Gänswein

Dec 4, 2020

Archbishop Georg Gänswein has denied media reports that Benedict XVI has lost his voice.  Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, pictured March 12, 2016.

Archbishop Gänswein ‘better’ and grateful for prayers after hospitalization

Sep 17, 2020

Archbishop Georg Gänswein is expected to leave hospital Thursday.   Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, pictured March 27, 2019.

Archbishop Gänswein hospitalized ‘with severe kidney problems’

Sep 11, 2020

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, prefect of the papal household and personal secretary to Benedict XVI, has been hospitalized in Rome.   Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass with his ill brother on feast of the Sacred Heart

Jun 19, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with his ailing brother on the feast of the Sacred Heart during his... Read more

Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.

Benedict XVI visits his ailing brother in Germany

Jun 18, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is making a private visit to Germany to see his ailing brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.  Read more

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

Archbishop Ganswein: ‘Our times require courageous and convincing testimonies’

May 25, 2020

A new book collects the wisdom of Archbishop George Ganswein, and aims to call Catholics to evangelization, and to joy.  Read more

Archbishop Georg Ganswein speak to Pope Francis on Jan. 15, 2020.

Vatican has 'no information' on Gänswein leave of absence report

Feb 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a German Catholic weekly reported that Archbishop Georg Gänswein was asked to take a leave of absence from his... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein.

Gänswein: Sex abuse crisis is Church’s '9/11,' but seeking God is the only way forward

Sep 11, 2018

While the current sex abuse crisis is tantamount to the Church’s own ‘9/11,’ Catholics can maintain hope if they remain... Read more