Vatican tensions after death of Pope Benedict XVI revealed by Chief of Staff

Hours after the funeral of former Pope Benedict XVI, an Italian publisher the book that says it all Long-standing tensions at the Vatican appear to be coming to light, as first reported by Reuters.

Pope Benedict’s unprecedented 2013 resignation and subsequent refusal to leave the Vatican has created an atmospheric environment for him and the Pope in the Holy City. pope francis According to Benedict’s longtime aide, both wore the pope’s signature white garments.

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, who worked for the former pope for 20 years, wrote a 330-page book titled “Nothing But The Truth – My Life Beside Beside Benedict XVI” in which the former and current popes discuss the position of Pope Francis. He claims to have butted heads. When it comes to homosexuality and abortion, reports Reuters.

Pope Francis shaking hands with Pope Benedict XVI in 2015

Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a mass for the creation of 20 new cardinals during a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on February 14, 2015.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s Funeral Mass in St. Peter’s Square, presided over by Pope Francis

Benedict’s hardline approach to social issues reportedly contributed to much of the criticism of Francis. Among conservative American cardinals.

Ganswein served as Benedict’s personal secretary during his papacy and retirement from 2003, when Benedict was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.


The 66-year-old retained his post as Papal Prefect after Pope Francis’ appointment and later as Benedict’s personal secretary.

Ganswayne reportedly said he was unable to reach a “trust” with Francis out of respect for Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in 600 years.

Archbishop Georg Ganswein

VATICAN – 01/02/2023: Archbishop Georg Genswein prays in front of the body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict died on December 31, 2022 at the age of 95. His funeral was held on January 5, 2023.

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Gansvain was apparently fired from his Hoth role as governor in 2020 after he was reportedly embroiled in controversy related to a book written by conservative Cardinal Robert Salla about priestly celibacy.

Sarah reportedly claimed that Benedict was a co-author of the book, but the former pope disputed that and wanted his name removed from the book.

Francis, clearly unhappy with how Gunswayne handled the issue of “Don’t go back to work tomorrow”, allowed him to continue working with Benedict.

Pope Francis and Pope Benedict at the Vatican

December 23: Pope Francis exchanges Christmas greetings with former Pope Benedict XVI on December 23, 2013 at the Convent of Our Lady, Benedict XVI’s new residence in Vatican City.


Benedict reportedly wrote two letters to Francis in an attempt to resolve the situation, stating that Ganswain was caught in the middle of the problem and was distressed, saying that he was “attacked from all sides.” There are,” he said.

The book’s release comes just two days after Benedict’s death on Saturday, and the publisher reveals the truth about the “blatant slander and conspiracy that futilely attempted to overshadow the German Pope’s Magisterium and actions.” promised to

Fox News could not immediately reach the Vatican for comment.