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

Cardinal Zuppi: Nicaraguan bishop’s arrest ‘a very serious act’

Aug 20, 2022 / 17:49 pm

A note from the president of the Italian bishops' conference expresses closeness to the bishops of Nicaragua after the arrest of Bishop Alvarez.

How Pope Francis is changing the shape of the Roman Curia

Aug 19, 2022 / 04:50 am

The new round of promotions and demotions in the Vatican is the consequence of two decisions recently taken by Pope Francis.

Why the Vatican's Secretariat of State is set to face a trial in the UK over the London property deal

Aug 18, 2022 / 07:31 am

Following a ruling by the British Court of Appeal, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State is set to face a trial about the purchase of the Sloane Avenue building in London — in a lawsuit brought by the businessman Raffaele Mincione.

Reform and obedience to the Pope: How two crucial meetings will shape the future of the Order of Malta

Aug 17, 2022 / 05:45 am

The debate on the reform of the Order of Malta is entering a crucial phase on Wednesday: Two meetings are scheduled to help shape the future of the unique if troubled Catholic institution.

‘Overstepping the mark': Is the Order of Malta in serious jeopardy?

Jul 29, 2022 / 09:17 am

Do these new changes spell the end of sovereignty? And how might this affect the work of the order?

A look beyond the headlines: Pope Francis encounters Catholic life and history on his journey to Canada

Jul 28, 2022 / 04:52 am

This “penitential pilgrimage” is dedicated to a real path of reconciliation with the Native American populations, and at the same time it is also an apostolic journey to a country with a rich and varied Catholic history.

Pope Francis in Canada: How Ukrainian migrants and indigenous peoples can learn from each other

Jul 27, 2022 / 11:00 am

The history of indigenous peoples in Canada speaks to the plight of Ukrainian immigrants, says this bishop in Edmonton. 

Pope Francis in Canada: A papal pilgrimage for healing and reconciliation

Jul 23, 2022 / 08:15 am

The 37th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis, which will take him to Canada from July 24-30, is a "penitential pilgrimage” that may also help to heal and reconcile another relationship.

The Church must do more for survivors of sexual abuse, Vatican official says

Jul 22, 2022 / 05:25 am

The Church must do more for anyone affected by sexual abuse, “even when the Church can appear tarnished because of these scandals,” and no matter what the local conditions are, according the Father Andrew Small.

The pope emeritus puzzle: Will Pope Francis rewrite the rules of resignation?

Jul 20, 2022 / 03:55 am

With speculation running rife whether Pope Francis could step down, it is worth analyzing what the pope has actually said abut the rules of resignation — and how this aligns with his wider reform project.

Was Peter's Pence used to finance investments like the now infamous London property deal?

Jul 13, 2022 / 04:35 am

Was Peter's Pence used to finance investments like the now infamous London property deal?  

Defendant in Vatican trial claims Pope Francis knew all about the London property deal

Jul 11, 2022 / 06:08 am

As the Vatican’s historic trial revolving around a London property deal and allegations of corruption continues, the question of what Pope Francis himself knew has been raised in court by a defendant.

Are these the two women Pope Francis will appoint to the Dicastery of Bishops?

Jul 11, 2022 / 01:11 am

The two new female members of the Dicastery of Bishops are likely two religious sisters already well-known in the Vatican, a source has told Catholic News Agency.

A personal way to govern: Why Pope Francis uses Apostolic Letters the way he does

Jul 4, 2022 / 09:06 am

It is no coincidence that Pope Francis chose the form of an apostolic letter to write about liturgy. Nor that he chose to write it one year after the publication of the Traditionis custodes, the motu proprio with which he abolished the liberalization of the Traditional Latin Mass by Benedict XVI.

We have a new Vatican constitution, but where are the new curial appointments?

Jun 16, 2022 / 03:40 am

The new Vatican constitution Praedicate evangelium went into force on June 5.

The Order of Malta has a new head, but has it lost its sovereignty?

Jun 14, 2022 / 09:45 am

The Canadian-born lawyer Fra’ John T. Dunlap will serve as the Lieutenant of Grand Master.

Here’s what the Vatican finance trial has revealed about the London deal

Jun 8, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Italian broker Raffaele Mincione was questioned on June 6-7.

What is the meaning of Pope Francis’ trip to L’Aquila?

Jun 7, 2022 / 05:25 am

The 85-year-old pope will make a brief trip to the city associated with papal resignations.

Why this August’s extraordinary consistory of cardinals is significant

Jun 6, 2022 / 04:46 am

The new Vatican constitution comes into force on June 5.

With Cardinal Sodano’s death, an era has come to a close

Jun 1, 2022 / 11:50 am

At his peak, the Italian cardinal was arguably the Vatican’s most influential personality.