“The Pope has dismissed Father Georg Gaenswein”, Vatican specifies: “Redistribution of commitments”

“The Pope has dismissed Father Georg Gaenswein”, Vatican specifies: “Redistribution of commitments”

There is a “mystery” around the public disappearance of Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the Papal Household and secretary of Benedict XVI: the monsignor was not present today at the general audience of the Pontiff, as he was not present in the private audiences of recent days. According to the Tagespost, the Pope would have dismissed him indefinitely, but a denial has come from the Vatican.

Father Georg Gaenswein with Pope Francis

The indiscretion was launched by the German press according to which Pope Francis would have granted a indefinite leave to the prefect of the Papal Household and secretary of Benedict XVI, monsignor Georg Gaenswein. The monsignor, who is 63 years old, was not present today at the general audience of the Pontiff, as he was not present in the private audiences at the Apostolic Palace in the last days. The “mystery” of his public disappearance has therefore been going on for some time. According to daily mail, precisely, “Pope Francis has dismissed the prefect of the Papal Household, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, for an indefinite period. The private secretary of the Pope Emeritus remains at the head of the prefecture, the Vatican office responsible for the Pope’s public audiences, but he is exonerated in order to be able to dedicate more time to Benedict XVI ”. A decision that, again according to the daily mail, would be taken after “Unfortunate presentation of the book on the priesthood by Cardinal Robert Sarah to whom Benedict XVI contributed with an essay “, a presentation that” initially gave the impression that both, the Pope Emeritus and the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, wanted to impose on the reigning Pope how to resolve the issue of the ‘viri probati’ proposed by the synod on the Amazon ”.

The position of the spokesman of the Holy See – The spokesman of the Holy See, Matteo Bruni, however, in fact reduced and denied the news reported by the German press, saying he had “no information to that effect” and explaining that Georg Gaenswein’s absence during some hearings in recent weeks would be due “To one ordinary redistribution of various commitments and functions of the prefect of the papal household, who also holds the role of particular secretary of the pope emeritus ”.

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