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: 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.

Analysis: The diplomatic principles behind the Vatican’s agreement with China

Oct 26, 2022 / 10:00 am

Two aspects are key to understanding the Vatican’s diplomatic approach.

Analysis: Vatican ‘trial of the century’ prepares for hearing of ‘super-witness’

Oct 25, 2022 / 09:34 am

Monsignor Alberto Perlasca will testify at the Vatican tribunal on Nov. 23, 24, and 25 in what is expected to be a crucial moment of the trial.

Fatima, Vatican II, and the world’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Oct 23, 2022 / 07:00 am

The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is not the only notable anniversary currently being celebrated by the Church. 

World Mission Day 2022: Key figures and notable anniversaries

Oct 21, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Figures published on the occasion of this year’s World Mission Sunday — this year celebrated on Oct. 23 — are a powerful witness to the strength of the Church’s missionary work.

Will Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill finally meet in this tiny European country?

Oct 14, 2022 / 03:46 am

The prime minister of Montenegro proposed that an eventual meeting between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill could take place in his nation.

A ‘simple note’ of Vatican II that inspired a great story

Oct 12, 2022 / 07:20 am

Few remember today, 60 years after Vatican II, that one of the outcomes of that monumental event was the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences. 

Order of Malta’s former chancellor writes letter about Pope Francis, calls for unity in time of crisis 

Oct 6, 2022 / 06:30 am

The former grand chancellor of the Order of Malta has written a letter to members calling for unity while also expressing concern over the new constitution promulgated by Pope Francis.

Analysis: Amid new testimonies, Vatican corruption trial points to key question

Oct 4, 2022 / 11:00 am

The hearings at the Vatican’s corruption trial resumed last week and shed light on new aspects of the “trial of the century” and the broader context of Vatican finances.

What does Giorgia Meloni’s victory mean for Catholics in Italy?

Sep 29, 2022 / 11:00 am

In short, the reality of Meloni’s politics is much more nuanced than it may seem at first glance.

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Sep 23, 2022 / 05:29 am

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a Christian” and dedicated her life to the spiritual encounter with Christ. 

Why Pope Francis wants to visit this Islamic monarchy

Sep 21, 2022 / 04:53 am

Three intertwined stories set the stage for a possible papal trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain in November this year.

Pope Francis extends a hand to China

Sep 19, 2022 / 08:33 am

While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement.

How did Pope Francis change the Order of Malta?

Sep 6, 2022 / 06:40 am

The reform of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a reform in a more spiritual sense, at least in terms of its intentions.

How this Mother Teresa documentary sheds new light on a beloved saint

Sep 5, 2022 / 06:40 am

The so-called “definitive movie” about Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be in theaters in October.

Behind the scenes and between the lines: Cardinals debate laity, power, synodality

Aug 31, 2022 / 07:41 am

There were no press conferences, reports, or sensational announcements at the end of the extraordinary consistory convened by Pope Francis to discuss the reform of the Roman Curia. 

A question of ‘delicate balance’: How might Pope Francis reform the rules of the conclave?

Aug 25, 2022 / 04:46 am

Who will manage the Vatican when a pope resigns, is unable to govern, or passes away? And according to which rules and regulations?

Pope Francis calls first extraordinary consistory since 2015 — so what will the cardinals talk about?

Aug 24, 2022 / 07:11 am

Since 2015, Pope Francis has not called an extraordinary consistory like the one to be held on August 29-30. 

Cardinal Becciu ‘reinstated’ by Pope Francis?

Aug 22, 2022 / 05:19 am

Cardinal Becciu, who resigned from all positions and is involved in the Vatican’s historic corruption trial, will reportedly participate in the next consistory.