Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci is an Italian journalist for Catholic News Agency and Vatican analyst for ACI Stampa. He is a contributor to the National Catholic Register.

Articles by Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis may visit United States in September after UN invitation

Apr 25, 2024 / 07:22 am

A source from the Vatican Secretariat of State told CNA this week that “a formal invitation has arrived from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.”

Analysis: The ever-changing College of Cardinals

Mar 13, 2024 / 12:30 pm

Were a conclave to begin today, there would be 94 cardinal-electors created by Pope Francis, 27 created by Benedict XVI, and eight made by John Paul II.

Synod on Synodality 2023: A look at the key discussions and decisions

Oct 30, 2023 / 13:45 pm

Now that the Synod on Synodality has drawn to a close, all eyes are on the synthesis report emanating from the monthlong gathering.

Synod on Synodality 2023: Final week wraps up in expectation of summary report

Oct 27, 2023 / 14:00 pm

As the final week of this year’s gathering unfolds amid contentious discussions, anticipation is rising for the publication of the Synod’s summary report.

UPDATE: Synod on Synodality this week: Anticipating a ‘Letter to the People of God’

Oct 23, 2023 / 13:00 pm

The letter, expected to arrive Oct. 28, will serve as a compass, signaling the direction of a continuing synodal journey.

Synod on Synodality: LGBT issues, female diaconate discussed in emotional third week

Oct 20, 2023 / 07:31 am

The process has been driven by what the Synod on Synodality calls “active listening and speaking from the heart.”

This week at the Synod on Synodality: Participation focus comes amid exit of Chinese bishops

Oct 16, 2023 / 09:02 am

The Vatican confirmed that the bishops from the People’s Republic of China are leaving ahead of the event’s conclusion.

Synod on Synodality 2023: Work begins on the final text as second week wraps up

Oct 14, 2023 / 09:50 am

The past week risked being overshadowed by a letter about the German Synodal Way shared with synod participants by Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg.

The cardinals at the Synod on Synodality: A prelude for the next conclave?

Oct 11, 2023 / 14:15 pm

While not exactly a dress rehearsal for an upcoming conclave, the Synod on Synodality provides a setting for numerous cardinals to interact and build alliances. 

This week at the Synod on Synodality: Deliberations and veiled agendas

Oct 9, 2023 / 08:27 am

Concerns linger about the potential for pressure groups to sway the synod’s course.

Synod on Synodality 2023: Facts, anecdotes, and analysis from the first week

Oct 6, 2023 / 11:35 am

Facts, anecdotes, and analysis from the first week of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican.

The Vatican says a newborn martyr had a ‘baptism of blood.’ What does that mean?

Sep 14, 2023 / 12:22 pm

All nine members of the Ulma family, who were murdered by the Nazi regime for sheltering two Jewish families, were beatified Sunday.

Ulma family beatified on a ‘day of joy’ in Poland

Sep 10, 2023 / 09:51 am

It was the first time the Church has beatified an entire family at the same time.

ANALYSIS: How to interpret Pope Francis’ choice of new cardinals

Jul 11, 2023 / 03:00 am

Pope Francis has appointed the overwhelming majority of cardinals who will choose his successor.

Analysis: What does Pope Francis’ new ‘Fundamental Law’ mean for Vatican City State?

May 18, 2023 / 09:10 am

In some ways, the new constitution moves the Vatican City State closer to the model of a modern, secular state.

Drama swirls as Caritas Internationalis delegates prepare to elect new leaders

May 10, 2023 / 16:20 pm

Calling it a “brutal power grab,” an ousted general secretary of the Vatican’s global charity has written a letter criticizing Pope Francis’ decree in November.

Cardinal Erdő: Pope’s visit to Hungary tells us ‘Christ is our future’

Apr 27, 2023 / 10:00 am

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, talked with CNA’s sister news organization on the eve of Pope Francis’ trip to Hungary.

Analysis: Here’s how Pope Francis could influence the choice of his successor

Apr 18, 2023 / 14:30 pm

By the end of 2023, nearly 70% of the cardinals eligible to become the next pope will have been appointed by Francis.

Pope Francis as diplomat: the principles that have guided his 10-year-old pontificate

Mar 12, 2023 / 06:00 am

The Holy Father’s approach to diplomacy is laid out in “The Joy of the Gospel.”

‘I regret to inform you’: Pope Francis rebuffs Cardinal Becciu in letters read during ongoing finance trial

Mar 10, 2023 / 14:15 pm

Prior to his trial, Cardinal Angelo Becciu tried to get the pope to confirm he had authorized the financial transactions that led to Becciu’s prosecution.