Pope meets with Benedict’s aide amid funeral, book fallout


              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein attends pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - A gust of wind blows Pope Benedict XVI's cloak as he prays, flanked by his personal aide Rev. Georg Gaenswein, during his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue.  (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI enters St. Peter's Basilica accompanied by Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, right, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Francis touches his face as he shares a word with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein at the end of weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              FILE - Prefect of the Papal Household Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, left, looks at Pope Francis as he arrives for an audience with participants of a pilgrimage of the Italian-Albanian diocese of Lungro, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Archbishop Georg Gaenswein looks at Pope Francis delivering his message during an audience at the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Feb. 4, 2017. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein attends pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - A gust of wind blows Pope Benedict XVI's cloak as he prays, flanked by his personal aide Rev. Georg Gaenswein, during his weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue.  (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI enters St. Peter's Basilica accompanied by Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, right, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Francis touches his face as he shares a word with Archbishop Georg Gaenswein at the end of weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              FILE - Prefect of the Papal Household Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, left, looks at Pope Francis as he arrives for an audience with participants of a pilgrimage of the Italian-Albanian diocese of Lungro, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Archbishop Georg Gaenswein looks at Pope Francis delivering his message during an audience at the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Feb. 4, 2017. Pope Francis met on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, with Archbishop Gaenswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who was a key figure in his recent funeral but who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir in which he settles old scores and reveals palace intrigue. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              In this image released on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, by the Vatican Media news service, father Georg Gaenswein, left, kisses the coffin of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during his funeral mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Benedict died at 95 on Dec. 31 in the monastery on the Vatican grounds where he had spent nearly all of his decade in retirement.  He was 95. (Vatican Media via AP)
            
              Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, talks with father Georg Gaenswein next to the body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lied out in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pope Benedict, the German theologian who will be remembered as the first pope in 600 years to resign, has died, the Vatican announced Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. He was 95. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Bishop Georg Gaenswein mourns in front of the body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lied out in state in St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, where thousands of people filed by to pay tribute to the pontiff who shocked the world by retiring a decade ago. Benedict died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. He was 95. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              In this image released on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, by the Vatican Media news service, father Georg Gaenswein stands next to the coffin of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during the funeral mass for late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Benedict died at 95 on Dec. 31 in the monastery on the Vatican grounds where he had spent nearly all of his decade in retirement.  He was 95. (Vatican Media via AP)
            
              In this image released on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, by the Vatican Media news service, Bishops Georg Gaenswein signs the "rogito" or deed, a short document in Latin that was placed in a metal cylinder in Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's coffin before it was sealed, along with the coins and medallions minted during his papacy and his pallium stoles, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, a day before his funeral mass presided over by Pope Francis at The Vatican. Benedict died at 95 on Dec. 31 in the monastery on the Vatican grounds where he had spent nearly all of his decade in retirement.  He was 95. (Vatican Media via AP)
            
              In this image released on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, by the Vatican Media news service, Bishops Georg Gaenswein, right, and Diego Ravelli cover the face of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with a white silk veil as he rests in a cypress coffin in St. Peter's Basilica, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, the night before his funeral mass presided over by Pope Francis at the Vatican. Benedict died at 95 on Dec. 31 in the monastery on the Vatican grounds where he had spent nearly all of his decade in retirement. He was 95. (Vatican Media via AP)
            
              In this image released on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, by the Vatican Media news service, Bishops Georg Gaenswein, right, and Diego Ravelli cover the face of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with a white silk veil as he rests in a cypress coffin in St. Peter's Basilica, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, the night before his funeral mass presided over by Pope Francis at the Vatican. Benedict died at 95 on Dec. 31 in the monastery on the Vatican grounds where he had spent nearly all of his decade in retirement.  He was 95. (Vatican Media via AP)
            
              FILE - Rev. Georg Gaenswein, back, helps put a cap on Pope Benedict XVI's head at the end of the pontiff's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Oct. 25, 2006. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s longtime personal secretary has written a tell-all book that his publisher on Monday Jan. 2, 2023 promised would tell the truth about the “blatant calumnies,” “dark maneuvers,” mysteries and scandals that sullied the reputation of a pontiff best known for his historic resignation. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI flanked by personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein during a Mass to mark the 900th anniversary of the Order of the Knights of Malta in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on Feb. 9, 2013. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s longtime personal secretary has written a tell-all book that his publisher on Monday Jan. 2, 2023 promised would tell the truth about the “blatant calumnies,” “dark maneuvers,” mysteries and scandals that sullied the reputation of a pontiff best known for his historic resignation. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              The body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI laid out in state as father Georg Gaenswein stands on the right inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Benedict XVI, the German theologian who will be remembered as the first pope in 600 years to resign, has died, the Vatican announced Saturday. He was 95. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope meets with Benedict’s aide amid funeral, book fallout