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He’s been dubbed “The George Clooney of the Vatican,” and now Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the dashing, blue-eyed private secretary to the Pope, graces the cover of the latest edition of Italian Vanity Fair, along with the coverline “It’s no sin to be good looking.”

According to Reuters, the magazine cover is in recognition of Father Gänswein’s growing influence in the Roman Catholic Church: recently promoted to Archbishop and also to Prefect of the Pontifical Household, he wields considerable power in the Vatican, which will only increase as the Pope grows older and more frail.

And it was Monsignor Gänswein, who became the Pope’s private secretary in 2005, who was credited with finding the person responsible for stealing and leaking confidential documents in last year’s “Vatileaks” scandal.

(MORE:At Home with the Pope: Inside Benedict XVI’s Daily Life (and Menu))

But it’s his movie star looks and action-man…

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