Archbishop Gänswein: No Ambition to Head German See

Archbishop Gänswein: No Ambition to Head German See

Curial Archbishop: A long-time employee of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), as secretary of Cardinal Ratzinger and Pope Benedict he obviously bears a “mark of Cain”.

[Let us hope and pray that CDF Prefect Cardinal Müller has the same lack of ambition, because Tancred reports something similar to what AQ earlier reported: Cardinal Müller to be Archbishop of Mainz and Cardinal Schönborn to take over the management of the CDF]

Posted by Tancred on 7/18/16

Ravensburg ( Curial Archbishop Georg Gänswein has in his own words, no ambitions to occupy a German diocese. “Do you think that a cathedral chapter should my name ever appear there, would choose me? Hardly likely. This also does not offend me,” said the Prefect of the Papal Household and personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. on Monday for the “Schwäbische Zeitung” in Ravensburg. “The ecclesiastical establishment has a negative image of me. I do not belong among their favorites.”

As a longtime employee of the CDF, as secretary of Cardinal Ratzinger and Pope Benedict, he obviously bears a “mark of Cain” Black Forest native Gänswein added. “This has somehow managed to have me branded in public as a right winger or hardliner, without naming for offering concrete examples.” Conversely, “the cathedral chapters are indeed not just known for having the highest loyalty towards Rome.”

In the Catholic Church in Germany, the cathedral chapters outside Bavaria have some say in the selection of bishops.

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