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Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Articles by Andrea Gagliarducci

International Theological Commission document proposes lived synodality

May 17, 2018 / 23:00 pm

A newly released document from the Vatican’s theological advisory commission seeks to explain and advance “synodality,” a concept of particular importance to Pope Francis.

Analysis: The solid grounds of the CDF’s new economics document

May 17, 2018 / 13:09 pm

The notion of “proximate immorality” is the most remarkable news in the just released text by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Dicastery for the Promotion of the Integral Human Development, titled Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones.

Taiwanese bishops discuss China deal and papal visit with Pope Francis

May 15, 2018 / 13:45 pm

Pope Francis discussed the state of the Church with Taiwan’s bishops this week, while assuring them that episcopal appointments in China will remain the purview of the Holy See.

Analysis: Benedict XVI’s unpublished letter- God is key to understanding human rights

May 14, 2018 / 10:54 am

The Ratiznger Schuelerkreis, a circle of former students of Joseph Ratzinger who meet annually, will gather this year to discuss the themes: “Church and State, Church and Society.” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI selected the topic, as he does for the group every year.

Myanmar’s bishops discuss China, Rohingya with Pope Francis

May 9, 2018 / 13:10 pm

The Vatican’s long-rumored China deal was discussed by Myanmar’s bishops this week during an ad limina visit with Pope Francis, according to the Archbishop of Yangon.

Analysis: Will Mass in a Sardinian dialect begin a trend for ‘regional languages?’

May 8, 2018 / 15:00 pm

Will a Mass celebrated in an Italian dialect pave the way for translation of the Roman Missal into regional dialects?  

In wake of Francis apology, Chilean bishops to propose renewal plan

Apr 13, 2018 / 10:00 am

A renewal plan for the Church in Chile will be submitted to Pope Francis by Chilean bishops when they gather next month at the Vatican, the president of the Chilean bishops' conference said.

Papal commission asks Francis for synod on the role of women in the Church

Apr 11, 2018 / 11:48 am

The Pontifical Commission for Latin America has proposed that Pope Francis convoke a synod on the role of women in the life and mission of the Church.

Analysis: Who is the Pope’s new canon law expert?

Apr 10, 2018 / 23:00 pm

The new president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts is a well-respected canon law expert, with pastoral, scholarly, and curial experience.

Analysis: What to expect from a weekend conference on Church 'confusion'

Apr 6, 2018 / 10:05 am

Before he died, the late Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, emeritus Archbishop of Bologna, told friends that he wished for a conference that would gather bishops and other Catholics to reflect on the state of the Church.

St. Gregory of Narek statue, a sign of Armenian faith, installed at Vatican

Apr 4, 2018 / 12:49 pm

At the end of Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia in June 2016, the pope was given a small statue of St. Gregory of Narek, a gift from Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan.

Analysis: Paul VI is truly the pope of 'Humanae Vitae'

Mar 31, 2018 / 08:00 am

Pope Paul VI’s love for life, highlighted in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, is at the center of the miracles that paved the way to his beatification and canonization, both of which involved unborn children.

Analysis: As things change in Vatican communications office, will they stay the same?

Mar 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

In the aftermath of Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò’s resignation as prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, rumors in Rome have begun circulating that Viganò’s former deputy, Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz, will be appointed in his place.

Analysis: Benedict XVI’s letter - what the reaction revealed

Mar 21, 2018 / 23:00 pm

The story of Benedict XVI’s letter and the communication issues it raised, dubbed “Lettergate,” has led to the resignation of a curial prefect, among other things.

Analysis: What led to, and what will follow, ‘Lettergate’

Mar 21, 2018 / 12:17 pm

A new chapter for Vatican media and communications began Apr. 30, 2015, when Pope Francis established a commission of five members to analyze and implement the suggestions of a report from a Vatican Committee for Communication, which itself had been established in July 2014.

Analysis: What's behind a sex scandal in the Italian Church

Mar 10, 2018 / 17:04 pm

The recent outing of gay priests by a male prostitute has shocked the Italian Church and prompted several dioceses to address the issue of homosexuality activity among their clergy.

Analysis: Overturning Humanae Vitae's teaching, a 'crime against the Church'

Mar 9, 2018 / 16:16 pm

Speaking at a presentation of a book on Humanae Vitae, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, stressed Wednesday that attempts to change the Church’s teaching are “a crime against the Church.”

Analysis: Why Greek Catholics of Ukraine seek recognition as a patriarchate

Mar 4, 2018 / 00:00 am

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is not a patriarchate, but it would like to be.

Analysis: La Civiltà Cattolica and the 'sinicization' of Catholicism

Mar 2, 2018 / 17:00 pm

At the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Party Congress in October 2017, the country’s president, Xi Jinping, promised to “sinicize religions” in the country.

Analysis: Pope Francis makes plans as fifth anniversary approaches

Feb 26, 2018 / 11:44 am

As the fifth anniversary of his pontificate approaches, it is obvious that Pope Francis has made his mark on the life of the Church, and will continue to. In fact, in the upcoming months, there could be a new document from the Pope, and a new consistory to create new cardinals.