Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

"Gorgeous Georg" at the Vatican.

(Reuters) - Archbishop Georg Ganswein, Pope Benedict's private secretary, who has been dubbed "Gorgeous George" by the Italian media, is now a real-life cover boy.

The prelate has landed on the cover of Vanity Fair.

The cover on the Italian edition of the magazine shows the 56-year-old archbishop smiling, his blue eyes beaming, above a headline that reads "Father Georg - It's not a sin to be beautiful."

The magazine calls Ganswein "The George Clooney of St Peter's" and says it dedicated a cover story to honor his recent promotion to the rank of archbishop and as recognition of his growing power in the Roman Catholic Church.

A spokeswoman for the magazine said Ganswein was not interviewed for the article and did not pose for the cover photo, which she said was a close-up of an existing picture.

Ganswein, who has been Benedict's personal secretary since the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Roman Catholic leader in 2005, was elevated to the rank of archbishop earlier this month.

A German like the pope, he was also promoted to the job of Prefect of the Pontifical Household, a position that will significantly increase his power as the pope gets older and frailer.

As prefect, Ganswein - already one of the most recognizable and powerful figures in the papal court - will arrange all the pope's private and public audiences and his daily schedule.

And, because he will be keeping his job as chief private secretary, he will have even more power in deciding who has access to the 85-year-old pope.

Vanity Fair said the article about Ganswein was a "close up profile of a particular monsignor". The magazine goes on sale on Wednesday

by Anonymousreply 801/17/2013

Georg, had I known your children were so musical I'd have brought my harmonica!

by Anonymousreply 101/17/2013

That man is a homosexual, Audrey.

by Anonymousreply 201/17/2013

Don't forget: it's pronounced "GAY-org"

by Anonymousreply 301/17/2013

Vile and evil.

by Anonymousreply 401/17/2013

Wonder what he had on the pope to get a sudden promotion to archbishop.

by Anonymousreply 501/17/2013

[quote]Wonder what he had on the pope to get a sudden promotion to archbishop.

I'll take "What is a mouthful of Nazi spunk?" for $800, Alex.

by Anonymousreply 601/17/2013

This guy? Wow.

The Vatican should really stick to what they know: The sexualization, abuse and ruination of innocent boys' lives and the manipulative cover up thereof.

by Anonymousreply 701/17/2013

He's a looker -- but then many priests are.

by Anonymousreply 801/17/2013
Need more help? Click Here.

Follow theDL catch up on what you missed

recent threads by topic delivered to your email

follow popular threads on twitter

follow us on facebook

Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!