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's words show ongoing conversation with world

Nov 9, 2013 / 07:04 am

Pope Francis’ priority is the pastoral care of the people entrusted to him, and his words are intentionally suited to this purpose; but this does not mean he will concede on doctrine, a noted Vaticanista has explained.

Vatican bureaucracy can leave Popes uninformed, JPII secretary reveals

Nov 7, 2013 / 00:02 am

At times, Blessed Pope John Paul II was not well informed by his associates, according to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, who for years was particular secretary to the former Pope.  

Decreases in religious life could prompt canon law reform

Nov 2, 2013 / 05:39 am

In the context of a discussion on the exodus of religious and priests, the heads of the congregation for religious have said that Pope Francis is open to a reformation of the Code of Canon Law.  

Pope was concerned interview could be misunderstood, writer says

Oct 31, 2013 / 15:03 pm

According to a Catholic writer in Italy, Pope Francis was aware that his reported words in an Oct. 1 interview published in “La Repubblica” could be misunderstood, and took measures concerning this.  

Curia reform may increase Congregations, reduce Pontifical Councils

Oct 30, 2013 / 11:31 am

Pope Francis' reform of the Roman Curia is expected to produce a new document regulating the body, and to reduce the number of Pontifical Councils, while increasing the number of Congregations.

Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Oct 16, 2013 / 15:02 pm

Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out the bureau which delivers charity to the poor in the name of the Roman Pontiff.

Historian: Catholic Church pivotal in rescue of Roman Jews

Oct 16, 2013 / 03:24 am

The efforts of the Catholic Church were undoubtedly decisive in the escape of most of Rome's Jews during World War II, according to a Jewish historian and columnist of “L’Osservatore Romano.”

Vatican implements state of the art financial transparency efforts

Oct 15, 2013 / 14:33 pm

The Holy See's new anti-money laundering law signals that the Vatican is clearly taking the path to full financial transparency, according to the director of the state's Financial Information Authority.

Debate over reforming synod of bishops stretches back decades

Oct 10, 2013 / 23:10 pm

The vision of reforming the synod of bishops, an effort undertaken by Pope Francis, goes back to at least Pope Paul VI, who had even broader ideas for the synod, according to a leading Vatican analyst.  

Francis continues papal tradition of dialogue with media

Oct 6, 2013 / 05:56 am

While it has drawn much attention, the interview Pope Francis gave to the prominent Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari is not the first of its kind in the history of the Church, but part of a tradition stretching back to “Good Pope John.”

Holocaust survivor thanks Pope for Church's aid in WWII

Oct 5, 2013 / 04:57 am

The last living person whom the Bishop of Assisi saved from being killed during the Holocaust met with Pope Francis yesterday, thanking him for the Church's role in protecting her people.

Seeking transparency, Vatican Bank issues first annual report

Oct 3, 2013 / 23:10 pm

The Vatican Bank confirmed a commitment to full financial transparency Oct. 1 by publishing its first Annual Report.

Like Benedict, Pope Francis doesn't want Church of 'moralists'

Sep 26, 2013 / 01:08 am

While Pope Francis’ mention of the Church’s priorities in a recent interview grabbed worldwide attention, few remember that Benedict XVI said substantially the same thing seven years ago.

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.