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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 to be invited to address European Parliament

Sep 24, 2013 / 23:04 pm

At an Oct. 11 audience with the Pope, European Parliament president Martin Schulz is expected to formally invite Pope Francis to address the legislative body of the European Union.

Recent Vatican appointments dominated by diplomats, say observers

Sep 24, 2013 / 10:50 am

According to Vatican observers, a Pope Francis “revolution” in the Roman Curia began Sept. 21, when a series of appointments and confirmations at the curia's top ranks changed the face of the Pope’s collaboration team.

Vatican source says Cardinal Bertone chose to resign early

Sep 10, 2013 / 11:21 am

Outgoing Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, chose to step down in advance of his anticipated replacement date after going undefended against accusations of corruption, according to a Vatican official.

Pope Francis carries forward papal commitment to peace

Sep 7, 2013 / 05:35 am

In calling for a day of fasting and prayer for peace on Sept. 7, Pope Francis is following a long tradition of Popes showing a deep commitment to peace.

Major appointments awaited after cardinals' October meeting

Aug 24, 2013 / 15:02 pm

Despite rumors about the supposedly imminent appointment of a new Secretary of State, Pope Francis will not be making any major appointments before October, Vatican insiders maintain.

Benedict XVI's students will meet to discuss God, secularism

Aug 21, 2013 / 09:22 am

The annual meeting of Benedict XVI's students from his time at the University of Regensburg will gather next week to discuss “the question of God,” though the former Pope will not be joining them.

Minor appointments by Pope Francis signs of Curial reform

Aug 16, 2013 / 16:56 pm

A series of seemingly minor appointments may be the forerunners of a Pope Francis “revolution” in the Roman Curia, centered on the Pope who prefers to maintain a small circle of persons around him.

Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven

Aug 15, 2013 / 23:07 pm

While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like the Virgin Mary,” one of the nuns related to Vatican Radio.

Suspended Vatican accountant linked to suspect spiritual group

Aug 15, 2013 / 01:02 am

The Vatican accountant who was recently suspended for allegedly trying to smuggle $26 million had been part of a group known as “The Flock,” which has supposed Mafia connections.

Pope: Beauty, generosity in sports build the common good

Aug 13, 2013 / 16:05 pm

Following a century of Popes who have been enthusiastic about sports, Pope Francis met with the Italian and Argentine soccer teams, urging them to contribute to the common good in their calling.

Vatican interrogation request is first test of financial agreement

Aug 7, 2013 / 08:04 am

The Vatican’s judicial authorities have requested that their Italian counterparts interrogate Monsignor Nunzio Scarano about withdraws he made from his Vatican bank account, putting a brand new agreement between the two countries to its first test.

Despite reports, Vatican organizer says Rio went as planned

Aug 2, 2013 / 09:35 am

Although the media focused on some of the moments when the Pope’s security team appeared overwhelmed during the World Youth Day, one of the Vatican press office’s coordinators says just one change was made to the schedule and everything else that happened was foreseen.

Pope Francis thinking about declaring Pius XII a saint

Jul 31, 2013 / 10:05 am

Pope Francis is considering whether he will make Pope Pius XII a saint, in the same way that he approved the cause of John XXIII.

Vatican-Italy financial pact not linked to Msgr. Scarano case

Jul 26, 2013 / 10:00 am

The Vatican and Italy will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding between their financial authorities to regulate data exchange, but this agreement is not tied to the recent scandals involving the so-called Vatican bank.

Vatican bishop: today's technological dangers foreseen by Humanae Vitae

Jul 26, 2013 / 04:45 am

On its 45th anniversary, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical that upheld the Church’s teaching on birth control is “incredibly up-to-date,” especially because it raises “the problem of a technocracy,” which is “the main problem of our culture and our society,” says Bishop Mario Toso.

Pope's unpredictability challenges security planners

Jul 24, 2013 / 05:35 am

The rules for the Pope’s security during international trips have had to change since Pope Francis was elected, bringing into focus the tension between safety and pastoral priorities.

Pope Francis' shadow: Monsignor Pedacchio Leaniz

Jul 19, 2013 / 01:02 am

Pope Francis now counts on the discreet presence of his new, 49-year-old Argentinean secretary, Msgr. Fabiàn Pedacchio Leaniz.

Pope's island visit carried light to end of world

Jul 15, 2013 / 11:39 am

After the unexpected July 8 visit from Pope Francis, the little Italian island of Lampedusa received “an electric shock,” because he shed light on “the problem of immigration and the suffering of immigration,” says Archbishop Francesco Montenegro of the Agrigento, Sicily archdiocese.

Vatican money freeze tied to second Msgr. Scarano case

Jul 15, 2013 / 04:20 am

Although the Vatican froze funds belonging to Monsignor Nunzio Scarano after the Italian police arrested him, the hold on his account at the Vatican’s Institute for Religious Works and his suspension from work are related to a separate case of alleged money laundering.

Light of faith will illuminate the world, encyclical teaches

Jul 6, 2013 / 07:28 am

The theme of light is pivotal in the first Church encyclical written by “four hands.”