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

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.”

New encyclical is a spiritual 'light,' says Vatican publisher

Jul 5, 2013 / 09:42 am

At its title suggests, “Lumen Fidei,” – the first encyclical by Pope Francis, released July 5 – is truly a “light,” said Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House.

Despite setbacks, Vatican Bank undergoing important evolution

Jul 4, 2013 / 09:38 am

News that Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) has been admitted to a global network of financial oversight agencies proves that the Vatican is threading an international and multilateral path to adhere to international standards.

New Vatican Secretary of State may be appointed soon

Jun 28, 2013 / 09:05 am

Rumors have emerged that Archbishop Pietro Parolin, apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, will shortly be appointed as the Vatican's Secretary of State.

Pope Francis personally initiated Vatican bank commission

Jun 26, 2013 / 13:02 pm

The appointment of a new Pontifical Commission to advise Pope Francis about the Institute for Religious Works, usually called the Vatican bank, was desired expressly by the Pope local sources say.

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.”