Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci

Italian journalist. Catholic News Agency and ACI Stampa's Vatican analyst, contributor at National Catholic Register.

Articles by Andrea Gagliarducci

Analysis: Pope Francis' position on Venezuela

Feb 16, 2019 / 23:00 pm

Pope Francis’ recent letter to Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro confirmed the Holy See’s position on the Venezuelan crisis, while demonstrating that Maduro has become an increasingly isolated global figure.

Vatican's Office of General Auditor gets new statutes

Feb 12, 2019 / 00:00 am

The Vatican's general auditor has new statutes, conferred recently by Pope Francis, that will bring financial audits of Vatican offices into greater conformity with United Nations agreements.

Papal visit to UAE is a ‘breakthrough,’ says EU envoy

Feb 1, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Jan Figel, the EU special envoy for the promotion of religious freedom, spoke to CNA and said that Pope Francis’ upcoming trip will “deepen the ongoing dialogue and sense of responsibility to the representatives and people of the second major religion.”

How the Vatican summit's moderator approaches the problem of clerical sexual abuse

Jan 22, 2019 / 12:00 pm

The moderator of the Vatican’s February summit on child sexual abuse has written an article outlining his take on the Church’s most effective models of response for addressing its sexual abuse crisis.

Order of Malta to provide first aid at World Youth Day

Jan 22, 2019 / 09:32 am

There will be 120 volunteers of the Order of Malta in Panama for World Youth Day, with the task of “providing first aid to young pilgrims”, Prince Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Monbel, Grand Hospitalier of the Order, told CNA.

What is happening with the Sistine Chapel Choir?

Jan 21, 2019 / 16:45 pm

With a motu proprio released Jan. 19, Pope Francis put the Sistine Chapel Choir under the administration of the Office of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, appointing Mons. Guido Marini, who is the master of ceremonies for papal liturgies, to the helm, and entrusting him with drafting the choir’s new statutes.

Pope Francis: What to expect in 2019

Jan 15, 2019 / 14:00 pm

The finalization of a Curial reform process, a reshuffle in some Vatican positions, and an eventual consistory to “refill” the College of Cardinals might be among Pope Francis’ key moves in 2019.

Pope Francis meets with Chilean bishops to discuss abuse crisis

Jan 14, 2019 / 18:00 pm

Pope Francis met for three hours Monday with leaders of the Chilean bishops’ conference, as the bishops face a sexual abuse crisis and plan initiatives to strengthen the Church in the country.

How 'Pope for Ukraine' aims to help displaced families

Jan 3, 2019 / 20:00 pm

“Pope for Ukraine” is a Vatican initiative that aims to collaborate with non-Catholic entities to respond to the emergency humanitarian situation amid conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Meet the Jesuit who survived the KGB

Dec 26, 2018 / 10:10 am

When Pope Francis visited a former KGB building in Vilnius, Lithuania Sept. 23, Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius was the only bishop to accompany him. More than 2,000 people were executed there, and 300 hundred priests were held prisoner - including Tamkevicius.

Analysis: How the Vatican is preparing for its February abuse summit

Dec 19, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Preparations in the Vatican are underway for a summit of the bishops to discuss the problem of clerical sexual abuse. The meeting, which will involve the leadership of bishops’ conferences from around the world, seems to follow Pope Francis’ methodology for addressing abuse by clerics.

Armenian Apostolic Church appoints first-ever representative in Rome

Dec 19, 2018 / 10:07 am

The Armenian Apostolic Church, one of six in the Oriental Orthodox communion, will have a fixed representative in Rome, similar to the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Methodists.

EU recognizes financial system of Vatican City State

Dec 2, 2018 / 22:05 pm

The Board of the European Payments Council (EPC) approved last month the extension of the geographical scope of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) to include Vatican City State and the Holy See. Mostly seen as insider news, the decision in fact bespeaks a considerable boost to the financial system of the Vatican.

Analysis: What is next for Curial reform?

Nov 28, 2018 / 20:00 pm

The next gathering of the Council of Cardinals, also known as the C9, will take place Dec. 10-12. It will likely be the last meeting of the council as it is presently constituted.

Pope Francis will travel to Romania in 2019

Nov 20, 2018 / 19:00 pm

Pope Francis will visit Romania in 2019, according to Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference.

Pope creates class on ‘Sciences of Peace’ at Lateran University

Nov 17, 2018 / 04:01 am

Pope Francis Monday established a curriculum in Sciences of Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University, involving the “pope’s university” because of the special bond it has with the Holy See in a project to “foster seeds of peace.”

Italian bishops’ conference establishes national center for youth protection

Nov 17, 2018 / 00:00 am

With the intention of “providing a radical solution” to the sex abuse issue, the Italian bishops’ conference established Thursday a new center for youth protection, and pledged to update its 2014 guidelines on countering sexual abuse.

Vatican dicastery emphasizes family as part of Europe's cultural heritage

Nov 16, 2018 / 10:59 am

In the wake of the European elections, a proposal was raised to consider “family” as the basis of Europe's cultural heritage.

Will Pope Francis have an impact on Orthodoxy’s Ukraine dispute?

Nov 6, 2018 / 19:00 pm

The Russian Orthodox Church announced that it has withdrawn from a Vatican sponsored Commission for Catholic – Orthodox Theological Dialogue, in response to a dispute between Orthodox patriarchs in Moscow and Constantinople.

Belgian Brothers of Charity drop board members who accepted hospital euthanasia protocol

Nov 3, 2018 / 08:00 am

The Brothers of Charity, a Belgian religious congregation, did not renew the terms for two board members of the organization that controls their hospitals in Belgium. The former board members had accepted a protocol that allowed the hospitals of the congregation to perform euthanasia in limited circumstances.