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

Analysis: Pope Francis centralizes authority with reform of Diocese of Rome

Jan 15, 2023 / 11:00 am

It was widely anticipated that a major reform of the Diocese of Rome was coming, but no one expected it to come when it did: one day after the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Analysis: What to read in Benedict XVI’s secretary’s ‘tell-all’ book?

Jan 11, 2023 / 12:48 pm

“Nothing but the Truth: My Life Beside Benedict XVI” by Archbishop Georg Gänswein comes out on Jan. 12, but CNA was able to preview it.

Families of Israeli captives in Gaza Strip appeal to Pope Francis

Jan 8, 2023 / 03:00 am

When Pope Francis once again launched the appeal for peace in the Holy Land, he probably had in his eyes the testimonies of four Israeli families.

Analysis: A closer look at the ceremonial details of Benedict XVI’s funeral

Jan 6, 2023 / 00:01 am

Without question, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral was a pope’s funeral. But there were clear signals that it was not the reigning pope who had died.

Benedict’s serious illness raises questions about pope emeritus protocols

Dec 29, 2022 / 14:23 pm

The end of a reigning pope’s life is observed by a series of very well-timed and well-understood rites. But what are the protocols when a pope emeritus dies?

Ukrainian archbishop: ‘Many will sing Christmas carols with our soldiers’

Dec 20, 2022 / 08:15 am

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church talked with a group of journalists on a recent trip to Kyiv organized by the Polish and Ukrainian embassies to the Holy See.

Analysis: As the year ends, where do things stand with the Vatican ‘trial of the century’?

Dec 19, 2022 / 08:45 am

The latest round of hearings at the Vatican’s historic finance trial has revealed several twists that profoundly changed proceedings — and raised several questions for the court in the new year.

Seeing Jesus in the enemy: Christmas in Ukraine’s martyr city

Dec 12, 2022 / 09:30 am

There is a lot to rebuild in the town of Izium. An estimated 80% of the taller buildings and 30% of private houses were destroyed in the fighting.

Ukraine’s foreign minister welcomes Holy See’s offer of peace negotiations, but ‘time for it has not come yet’

Dec 10, 2022 / 00:00 am

Every effort for peace in Ukraine coming from Pope Francis and the Holy See is welcome, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister said Friday, whether it is helping to mediate for the exchange of prisoners or in assisting migrants and refugees. 

CNA visited Ukraine before Christmas. This is what we found

Dec 9, 2022 / 08:55 am

A tale of four cities and how they are coping with war as winter looms.

Like a row of dominoes: an analysis of the latest Vatican appointments

Dec 8, 2022 / 07:40 am

The latest appointment at the Vatican kicks off several changes for the Church, both in Rome and around the world.

Analysis: Is the Vatican’s deal with China at stake?

Nov 28, 2022 / 07:55 am

The agreement between China and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops is not at risk — for now.

Analysis: What is behind the changes at Caritas Internationalis?

Nov 22, 2022 / 12:30 pm

Pope Francis on Tuesday removed the entire leadership of Caritas Internationalis and appointed a temporary administrator to improve the organization’s management.

Analysis: What is behind Pope Francis’ appointment of the new prefect for the Eastern Churches?

Nov 22, 2022 / 08:10 am

For the role of prefect of the Dicastery for the Oriental Churches, Pope Francis has chosen Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, who since 2020 was nuncio to the United Kingdom.

Hate crimes against Christians on the rise in Europe, report says

Nov 15, 2022 / 08:06 am

The Observatory for the Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe documented more than 500 anti-Christian hate crimes in 2021.

Major Archbishop Shevchuk denounces ‘genocidal‘ war in Ukraine

Nov 14, 2022 / 08:02 am

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church shares his thoughts on his recent meetings with Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and other Church leaders in Rome.

Benedict XVI tells Ukrainian archbishop: ‘I continue to pray for peace’

Nov 10, 2022 / 02:53 am

“The power of prayer keeps the Ukrainian people alive, so I ask you to continue praying for peace in Ukraine.”

Cardinal Filoni on the mission of the Church in current times

Nov 9, 2022 / 07:00 am

The mission of the Church today is not just shaped by current politics and recent developments in the Church but by finding a focus in Christ, the cardinal said.

Analysis: A divided island faces uncertain future after death of Cyprus Orthodox archbishop

Nov 8, 2022 / 07:55 am

Archbishop Chrysostomos II died on Monday at age 81. Who will be able to collect the legacy of the head of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus?

Analysis: The significance of Cardinal Zuppi celebrating with Summorum Pontificum pilgrims

Oct 31, 2022 / 10:00 am

The head of the Italian bishops’ conference, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, presided over Vespers on Friday for an annual Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage to Rome.