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

Interim bank appointment means Pope wants cardinals' advice

Jun 17, 2013 / 09:30 am

The temporary selection of a prelate for the so-called Vatican Bank shows Pope Francis is waiting for the advice of the cardinals he tapped as advisors before deciding the fate of the financial institute, according to a source in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

Rabbi calls friend's election to papacy good for dialogue

Jun 13, 2013 / 03:49 am

Rabbi Abraham Skorka believes that Pope Francis’ election offers a chance for Christian-Jewish relationships to grow, especially as the world experiences a crisis of belief.

Jesuit writers get quick answer to papal audience request

Jun 10, 2013 / 03:50 am

Just one month after their request, Pope Francis has scheduled a private audience with the college of writers from La Civiltà Cattolica, the Jesuit cultural review whose articles are approved by the Vatican’s secretary of state before publication.

Financial decisions key factor in Pope's reform drive

Apr 17, 2013 / 08:26 am

One month into his papacy, Pope Francis has made his first episcopal and administrative appointments and has met with heads of state and the faithful, but one decision that is likely to play a key role in his reform project will be how he deals with the Vatican’s financial operations.

Advisory group will not weaken Pope's power, analyst explains

Apr 16, 2013 / 12:28 pm

Although some have worried Pope Francis’ creation of a group of cardinals to advise him means he is giving up some of his papal authority, an expert in Church law says a better description of the move is choosing the members of a cabinet.

Pope considering Secretariat of State overhaul

Apr 8, 2013 / 08:55 am

A top official who works at the Secretariat of State says Pope Francis is thinking about streamlining his department by combining it with another Vatican government body.

Story of Pope's desire to visit Sicily emerges

Apr 4, 2013 / 04:05 am

Some might call it fate, but through a series of providential connections, Bishop Michele Pennisi discovered that Pope Francis wants to visit Sicily “as soon as possible.”

Vatican did not expect Pope to visit youth prison

Mar 28, 2013 / 07:30 am

Vatican officials thought Pope Francis would only celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, but an invitation from a government minister changed their plans.

Pope's election changed headlines but decisions loom

Mar 25, 2013 / 05:00 am

“The election of Pope Francis marked a change in the newspapers headlines regarding the Church,” according to Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary of the conclave that elected the new pontiff.

Pope Francis will shake up more than Vatican schedules

Mar 18, 2013 / 03:45 am

All the Vatican officials will continue in their positions “until otherwise provided” while Pope Francis takes time for “reflection, prayer and dialogue before making any definitive appointments,” and one can expect changes to happen.

Three cardinals entered conclave with strong candidacies

Mar 13, 2013 / 07:00 am

Last night black smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel smoke stack, leaving no doubt that a single cardinal was unable to reach the two-thirds of the vote needed to be elected the next Pope.

Day before conclave, no clear favorite stands out

Mar 11, 2013 / 06:50 am

“It’s not journalists that vote in the conclave. It’s cardinals,” Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera said on Sunday, after celebrating Mass at his titular church of San Francesco di Ripa Grande.

As conclave nears, tactics get more aggressive

Mar 8, 2013 / 04:22 am

The media silence of the cardinals resulted in an anonymous interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in which a source claimed there is “a lobby” of leakers.

Cardinals contemplate insider, outsider papal candidates

Mar 6, 2013 / 03:57 am

“We are not ready to enter the conclave,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago plainly told the Italian newspaper La Stampa today, adding, “I never felt that we would begin the conclave on March 11th.”

Old establishment cardinals hope for quick conclave

Mar 4, 2013 / 07:00 am

While the cardinals created by Benedict XVI arrive in Rome and get acquainted with the pre-conclave operations, cardinals from the old establishment are pushing for a quick conclave.