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Pope's personal secretary makes cover of Vanity Fair

Archbishop Georg Gaenswein 'from dreams to intrigues'

18 January, 12:56
Pope's personal secretary makes cover of Vanity Fair

(ANSA) - Rome - The pope's personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, had appeared on the cover of the Italian version of Vanity Fair.

Gaenswein, 56, a photogenic and athletic figure often called Gorgeous Georg, is the first personal secretary and head of the Papal Household to become an archbishop.

The Vanity Fair story tracks Gaenswein's life "from youthful dreams to palace intrigues" referring to the recent Vatileaks scandal that saw the pope's butler jailed for releasing confidential documents.

Gaenswein, who has been compared to George Clooney and Hugh Grant for his looks, recently said his job was to be the cleanest "window" possible to allow Pope Benedict to appear through.