Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci

Italian journalist. Catholic News Agency and ACI Stampa's Vatican analyst, contributor at National Catholic Register.

Articles by Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis believed to be preparing restrictions for the traditional Mass

Jun 3, 2021 / 11:44 am

The Congregation for the Divine Worship might soon issue a document modifying some of the provisions of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, a source within the congregation told CNA. 

Pope Francis and President Biden may meet on June 15, sources say

Jun 3, 2021 / 10:30 am

According to sources from the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the first meeting between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden might take place on June 15. 

Cardinal: Renewal of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre goes deeper than swords

May 26, 2021 / 03:00 am

The order’s swearing-in rite will no longer feature a sword. Cardinal Fernando Filoni explains why.

Pope Francis hints at imminent changes in the Roman Curia

May 24, 2021 / 17:43 pm

Multiple sources have told CNA that Pope Francis told the Italian bishops that there will soon be a new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, and that the appointment might come out as early as May 25.

Hong Kong bishop appointment shows pope's preference for religious

May 21, 2021 / 11:29 am

For several informed sources inside the Vatican, the appointment of the Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a Jesuit, as Bishop of Hong Kong shows both Pope Francis’ way in balancing different positions and his preference for priests coming from a religious order when situations are difficult.

The Vatican has a commission for healthcare facilities, but there is little trace of it

May 15, 2021 / 03:00 am

In 2015, facing scandals in the healthcare sector, Pope Francis established a Pontifical Commission for the Activities of the Public Juridical Persons of the Church in the Healthcare Sector. The board of the Commission was renewed in June 2020. However, there is no trace of the Commission in the Annuario Pontificio.

No shrine from China in the 'rosary marathon' against the pandemic

May 13, 2021 / 10:15 am

There was some hope that the Marian Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Sheshan, in the People's Republic of China, would be included among the shrines of reference for one of the daily rosaries for the end of pandemic called by Pope Francis during May. 

Reform may be coming to the chapter of St. Peter’s Basilica

May 5, 2021 / 20:19 pm

That members of the chapter of St. Peter’s Basilica were prevented from participating in Pope Francis' rosary for the end of the pandemic has fueled speculations that the pope will reform both the chapter and the organization of St. Peter's Basilica.

Is the Vatican’s new judicial activism good for the Holy See?

Apr 30, 2021 / 08:00 am

The Vatican judicial system is pursuing cases of financial wrongdoing like never before. But there is a downside.

Will the Vatican pass the Moneyval test?

Apr 23, 2021 / 07:15 am

There will be a lot at stake when Moneyval issues its long-awaited verdict on the Vatican’s financial system next week.

Pope Francis may soon appoint Cardinal Sarah's successor

Apr 19, 2021 / 19:19 pm

The appointment of Robert Cardinal Sarah’s successor as prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments may take place before the feast of the Ascension, multiple sources confirmed to CNA in Rome.

Is Cardinal Becciu being rehabilitated? 

Apr 10, 2021 / 03:03 am

Pope Francis' private visit to Cardinal Angelo Becciu on Holy Thursday set off speculation about whether the pope is attempting to rehabilitate the disgraced cardinal. 

Is Vatican City’s judicial system in peril?

Mar 31, 2021 / 14:01 pm

The U.K. court ruling that overturned an account seizure request by Vatican City prosecutors has raised questions about the reliability of the Holy See’s judicial system.

Yes, Pope Francis was involved in the CDF’s document on same-sex blessings

Mar 25, 2021 / 19:19 pm

Following a Vatican clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions, some media outlets have speculated about Pope Francis’ involvement – or lack thereof – in releasing the document.

Vatican cardinal: ‘Access to clean water must be a priority’

Mar 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Cardinal Peter Turkson tells CNA how the Vatican is helping to ensure that everyone in the world has access to safe drinking water

St. Peter's Basilica to end private Masses, restrict Masses in extraordinary form

Mar 12, 2021 / 18:01 pm

A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the private celebration of Masses at side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, effective March 22.

Curial speculation follows papal meetings with bishops

Mar 6, 2021 / 08:10 am

Sources have told CNA that Pope Francis may choose two US-born prelates as prefects of congregations in the Roman Curia.

What changes may be coming to the College of Cardinals in 2021?

Feb 25, 2021 / 18:37 pm

When Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako turns 80 on Feb. 27, the cardinals eligible to vote in a conclave will drop to 127, seven more than the limit of 120 set by Paul VI and confirmed by John Paul II.

Who might be Cardinal Sarah's successor?

Feb 25, 2021 / 16:44 pm

After Robert Cardinal Sarah's retirement as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, the big question around the Vatican is who will take his place.

French Catholic women launch manifesto on feminine vocation in the Church

Feb 20, 2021 / 15:11 pm

A group of Catholic women in France has launched a manifesto to underscore the “beauty of the women's specific vocation.”