Hours after the funeral of former Pope Benedict XVI, an Italian publisher released advanced copies of a Tell everyone book Reuters first exposed years of tension in the Vatican.
The unprecedented resignation of Pope Benedict in 2013 and the subsequent refusal to leave the Vatican created a wonderful atmosphere in the Holy City as it is and Pope Francis Both wore the pontiff’s signature white attire, according to a longtime aide of Benedict.
Archbishop Georg Ganswein, who worked for the previous pope for 20 years, has written a 330-page book called “Nothing But the Truth – My Life Beside Pope Benedict XVI,” claiming that past and present popes have poked their heads over the positions of Pope Francis. when it comes to homosexuality and abortion, as reported by Reuters.
Benedict’s uncompromising approach to social issues reportedly contributed to a series of criticisms of Francis, in particular Among Conservative American Cardinals.
Ganswein has served as Benedict’s personal secretary since 2003, when Benedict was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, during his tenure as pope and during his retirement.
The 66-year-old retained his job as head of the papal family after Pope Francis’ appointment and maintained his record as Benedict’s private secretary in the following years.
Ganswein reportedly said he was unable to reach a “climate of trust” with Francis, who he believed kept him out of respect for Benedict XVI – the first pope to resign in 600 years.
Ganswein appears to have been dismissed in 2020 from his role as Conservative after he was embroiled in a controversy regarding a book written by Conservative Cardinal Robert Sarah regarding priestly celibacy.
Sarah reportedly claimed that Benedict was a co-author of the book, although the former pope objected to this and said he wanted his name removed from it.
Francis was apparently upset with the way Ganswein handled the case and told him to “don’t come back to work tomorrow” but allowed him to keep his job with Benedict.
Benedict reportedly wrote two letters to Francis in an attempt to clarify the situation and said that Ganswein was suffering after being caught in the middle of the affair, noting that he was “being attacked from all sides”.
The book’s announcement came just two days after Benedict died on Saturday, with publishers promising to uncover the truth about “the blatant fabrications and dark maneuvers that have tried in vain to overshadow the pope’s German power and actions.”
Fox News could not immediately reach the Vatican for comment.
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