Posts Tagged ‘papal household’

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

Francis usually visits Benedict before he travels

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Before he goes on any international trip, Pope Francis usually pays a visit to his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This is according to prefect of the pontifical household Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, who made the remark in an interview with the Austrian Catholic press agency. Asked about the “two Popes”, Archbishop Gaenswein underscored that “there Read more

Pope’s secretary given control of papal household

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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 Read more