Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Ganswein’

Pope Francis plans to have extra audiences in Holy Year

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Planning is underway for Pope Francis to have an extra General Audience each month during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Prefect of the Pontifical Household, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, told Vatican Radio the extra General Audiences could possibly be on a Saturday. Archbishop Gaenswein said that since the beginning of Pope Francis’s pontificate in March Read more

Papal household head questions motives of liberal pastors

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The prefect of the pontifical household has questioned why some pastors want to allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. Archbishop Georg Ganswein told a university publication he didn’t know why some pastors want to propose what is not possible. “Perhaps they give in to the spirit of the time; perhaps they allow Read more

Papal household chief thinks Curia reform not needed

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The prefect of the papal household has said he believes reform of the Vatican bureaucracy is not necessary. Archbishop Georg Ganswein told a German website that to speak of “curial reform” is “somewhat of an exaggeration”. “I personally can see no significant reason which would necessitate a reform of the Curia at the moment,” he Read more

Benedict XVI turns 88, prepares to meet the Lord

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

As he turns 88, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is prayerfully preparing to meet the Lord. In an interview with an Italian television station, the retired Pope’s private secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein mentioned Benedict’s ongoing dialogue of prayer. Archbishop Ganswein told Mediaset’s La strada dei miracoli programme, “It is clear that a man who soon will turn 88 Read more

Benedict XVI still believes he was right to resign

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has never regretted or doubted his decision to resign two years ago, says his personal secretary. Archbishop Georg Ganswein said Benedict is certain and serene about his decision, made for the good of the Church, because of his waning strength. Archbishop Ganswein said the retired Pope’s usual routine these days involves Read more