This is copied from a Google translation of the Italian blogpost:
I pray and hope that there are no divisions, the archbishop said. Emphasizing that, from Rome, he is following developments in Germany "from a different perspective"
“From this point of view – he underlined – I do not consider the synodal journey a useful response to the actual needs of the faithful. If, as a canon lawyer, I have to judge the entire enterprise of the Synodal Path, I must say that it has no legally binding force under canon law. It is not a question of proximity or geographical distance, it is an objective observation of the facts”.
“My future is in the hands of Pope Francis. And I actually feel quite safe in his hands,” H.E.R. Bishop Georg Gänswein.
The prefect of the Papal Household, in an interview with Passauer Neue Presse, raised numerous perplexities regarding the synodal journey: “The loss of faith has indeed increased following the synodal journey. The answer must be given from another angle, that is, from the deepening of faith and not from questions of structure".
It is not an easy journey, he said, “this requires personal commitment and determination. It's a fight and it will always be a fight."
As known, the German bishops have used the excuse of "sexual abuse of minors" to bring, within the Synodal Path, numerous requests that have nothing to do with the theme. On this point, Gänswein said: “I doubt that the Synodal Path, as it developed, was the right response to the abuse crisis. The Way was 'invented' following the 2018 MHG report. However, the themes that were covered there go far beyond the necessary response to the abuse crisis. Anyone who followed the discussions and decisions of the synod meetings with their eyes wide open could see that the focus was now on completely different goals. The danger has grown that special paths lead out of the unity of the universal Church".
Nothing but the Truth
In the past few hours, the former personal secretary of Benedict XVI has also been a guest on the Austrian program ZiB2. On the occasion, he reiterated that the book Nothing but the Truth was written in order to "offer another point of view on the pontificate of Benedict XVI, not for revenge against the current Pontiff".
In recent years, in fact, there has clearly been a single voice that has characterized the narrative of the pontificate of Benedict XVI, of his teaching and of his person. "Joseph Ratzinger had and must be destroyed so that he could not be a danger", reports a cardinal very close to the German pontiff. The Church that Benedict XVI has proposed is a Church that many do not want to listen to because it is an uncomfortable institution that draws attention to Christ, to fundamental values and certainly not to frivolous matters
Archbishop Gänswein pointed out that, clearly, there are differences between Benedict XVI and Francis in terms of mentality, priorities and very specific skills. “No pope is a decalcomania of his predecessor,” he said.
The prefect then denied what was reported by Religion digital in March 2023, which indicated him as the new Apostolic Nuncio in Costa Rica: “I don't know anything. My future is in the hands of Pope Francis. And I actually feel quite safe in his hands ”.
When asked if, in his opinion, Pope Francis could resign, he said: “I don't know. Let's be surprised."
Regarding the opening of a file within the Vatican City State concerning the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, a guest on Mediaset, Archbishop Gänswein reported: "I hope a definitive answer will be found". Then he underlined how Pietro Orlandi misrepresented the events several times: “Once – he said – I met Pietro Orlandi. Following that meeting, I asked for a reminder [to the Secretariat of State]. They did so but nothing new emerged. Pietro Orlandi reported that I have a dossier. It is not true. It was a note on the status quo but I have never made a dossier, it was not my competence".