Pope’s secretary given control of papal household

Monsignor Georg Gänswein, Pope Benedict XVI’s personal secretary, has been appointed Prefect of the Papal Household and named an archbishop.

According to Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli, the decision to give Archbishop-elect Gänswein control of the papal household should be seen in the context of the Vatileaks scandal, in which confidential documents from the Pope’s desk were leaked and published.

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