Meet Benedict's secretary, 'Gorgeous Georg'

Prefecture of the papal household. Archbishop. George Clooney di San Pietro. The Black Forest Adonis. Georg Ganswein, more often known as "Gorgeous Georg," has been called a lot of things, but he's definitely a power behind the papacy. What has the secretary for former Pope Benedict done to get so much attention—and why the heck didn't more of us know about him earlier? Let us atone for our ignorance. -- By Vera Chan, Yahoo!

Reverend Georg Gaenswein, the private secretary of Benedict XVI, speaks to the Pope during a visit of the home town of Pope John Paul II on May 27, 2006 in Wadowice, Poland. The Pope is on a four-day apostolic visit to Poland. (Photo by Laski Diffusion - Wojtek Laski/Getty Images)
Reverend Georg Gaenswein the private secretary to Benedict XVI
Reverend Georg Gaenswein, the private secretary of Benedict XVI, speaks to the Pope during a visit of the home town of Pope John Paul II on May 27, 2006 in Wadowice, Poland. The Pope is on a four-day apostolic visit to Poland. (Photo by Laski Diffusion - Wojtek Laski/Getty Images)
Newly appointed bishop, the Pope's personal secretary Georg Ganswein attends the Epiphany Mass at the St. Peter's Basilica on January 6, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the ceremony the pontiff named four new bishops including his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Georg Ganswein
Newly appointed bishop, the Pope's personal secretary Georg Ganswein attends the Epiphany Mass at the St. Peter's Basilica on January 6, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the ceremony the pontiff named four new bishops including his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI flanked by his secretary Georg Ganswein (R) and Angelo Gugel during his summer retreat in the Italian Alps where he will spend his summer holiday on July 23, 2007 in Domegge di Cadore, Italy. (Photo by Alessia Giuliani-Pool/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI and Georg Ganswein
Pope Benedict XVI flanked by his secretary Georg Ganswein (R) and Angelo Gugel during his summer retreat in the Italian Alps where he will spend his summer holiday on July 23, 2007 in Domegge di Cadore, Italy. (Photo by Alessia Giuliani-Pool/Getty Images)
The Pope's personal secretary Georg Ganswein smiles as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for the weekly general audience at Saint Peter's Square, May 17, 2006 in Vatican City, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Georg Ganswein
The Pope's personal secretary Georg Ganswein smiles as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square for the weekly general audience at Saint Peter's Square, May 17, 2006 in Vatican City, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein, receives in audience President of Romania Traian Basescu at his private library on February 15, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Stefano Dal Pozzolo - Vatican Pool via Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI and Georg Ganswein
Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein, receives in audience President of Romania Traian Basescu at his private library on February 15, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Stefano Dal Pozzolo - Vatican Pool via Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI, assisted by his personal secretary Georg Ganswein, attends his weekly audience at Saint Peter's Square March 21, 2007 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Georg Ganswein and Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI, assisted by his personal secretary Georg Ganswein, attends his weekly audience at Saint Peter's Square March 21, 2007 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Personal secretary of Benedict XVI, Georg Ganswein attends the weekly audience held by the Pope in St. Peter's Square on May 23, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pontiff will visit Milan for a three-day family meeting on 30 May-3 June. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Georg Ganswein
Personal secretary of Benedict XVI, Georg Ganswein attends the weekly audience held by the Pope in St. Peter's Square on May 23, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pontiff will visit Milan for a three-day family meeting on 30 May-3 June. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI, assisted by his personal secretary Georg Ganswein, attends his weekly audience at Saint Peter's Square March 21, 2007 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Georg Ganswein and Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI, assisted by his personal secretary Georg Ganswein, attends his weekly audience at Saint Peter's Square March 21, 2007 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Personal secretary of Benedict XVI, Georg Ganswein attends the weekly audience held by the Pope in St. Peter's Square on May 23, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pontiff will visit Milan for a three-day family meeting on 30 May-3 June. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Georg Ganswein
Personal secretary of Benedict XVI, Georg Ganswein attends the weekly audience held by the Pope in St. Peter's Square on May 23, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pontiff will visit Milan for a three-day family meeting on 30 May-3 June. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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