Andrea Gagliarducci

Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Articles by Andrea Gagliarducci

Burma's cardinal: 'The Pope will come to heal the wounds of the country'

Oct 20, 2017 / 05:01 am

Pope Francis’ trip to Burma will help heal the wounds of his country, especially for minorities under attack, the nation's sole cardinal maintains.

What is Pope Francis' approach to appointing new bishops?

Oct 17, 2017 / 13:34 pm

Among the most lasting aspects of a Pope’s leadership is his appointment of bishops. To understand a Pope, it’s important to understand how he makes decisions about episcopal leadership.  

Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

Oct 10, 2017 / 23:05 pm

The third secret of Fatima deals with past events, but at the same time its call to conversion is always current, always up to date, said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State emeritus.  

Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

Oct 5, 2017 / 10:01 am

Vatican officials have summoned to Rome the board of directors overseeing a group of Belgian Catholic hospitals.

Dutch cardinal: Don't underestimate power of Catholics as a 'creative minority'

Oct 3, 2017 / 05:24 am

Despite the challenges of secularization, a Dutch Cardinal encouraged Catholics from his country and from all parts of the world to be a “creative minority” in society.

Pope Francis' retooling of the JPII Institute shows his modus operandi

Oct 2, 2017 / 16:00 pm

The September 19 re-establishment of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Science on the Family and Marriage is a good object lesson in the modus operandi of Pope Francis. It offers observers some helpful lessons about the Roman Pontiff’s leadership style.

Europe's bishops appeal to continent to recall its Christian roots

Oct 2, 2017 / 15:40 pm

The annual gathering of the presidents of European episcopal conferences began Thursday with a strong appeal to the continent “not to waste itself by forgetting its Christian roots,” and to shepherds of Europe to “talk about Jesus to restore hope.”  

The Brothers of Charity are clear: no euthanasia is possible in our hospitals

Sep 17, 2017 / 05:01 am

Br. René Stockman says it clearly: the path to euthanasia is not viable for a Catholic hospital.

For the first time, the papal nuncio to Italy is not Italian

Sep 12, 2017 / 23:08 pm

For the first time ever, a non-Italian will serve as apostolic nuncio, or papal ambassador, to Italy. On Sept. 12, Pope Francis appointed Swiss-born diplomat Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig as his new ambassador to Italy.

Hong Kong bishop talks Church-state relations, hopes for the future

Sep 3, 2017 / 15:08 pm

The challenges endured by Catholics in China are complex, said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, but there are reasons to be hopeful about the future of the Church in China.

Here's what Benedict XVI's former students will discuss next month

Aug 30, 2017 / 14:32 pm

The persecution and martyrdom of Christians will be the topic of discussion at an annual gathering of Pope Benedict XVI’s former theology students, who will meet in Rome Sept. 1-3 for a reunion and symposium.

Pioneering missionary bishop to China considered for beatification

Aug 10, 2017 / 16:08 pm

A cardinal who helped change Catholic missionary work in China is now a possible candidate for beatification.

Why the drafting of 'Humanae Vitae' matters, 50 years later

Aug 1, 2017 / 02:02 am

As its 50th anniversary approaches, the story of how Blessed Pope Paul VI arrived at the final text of “Humanae Vitae” will be a main focus of discussion.

Vatican conference aims to build momentum for nuclear disarmament

Jul 25, 2017 / 19:53 pm

Nuclear disarmament will be the focus of a Vatican conference this Nov. 10-11, following recent progress toward international bans on nuclear weapons.

Four reasons why this consistory was an unusual one

Jul 1, 2017 / 03:35 am

A consistory is a gathering of cardinals, which the Pope can convoke to give solemnity to a particular decision, or simply to ask his “Senate” to counsel him on an important issue. However, the most recent consistory, held June 28, was rather exceptional. Here are four reasons why.

Can relics unite Catholics and Orthodox? Pope Francis thinks so.

Jun 21, 2017 / 05:04 am

Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

Is there a pontifical commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae?

Jun 16, 2017 / 16:19 pm

As rumors abound concerning a Vatican commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae in light of Amoris laetitia, the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has rejected these rumors.

Could priests be incardinated into ecclesial movements?

Jun 13, 2017 / 05:08 am

The last meeting of the head of dicasteries of the Roman Curia took place last May 29. Among other issues, the meeting discussed the possibility of priests being incardinated directly into ecclesial movements rather than into a diocese.

A new procedure for bishops' ad limina visits to Rome

Jun 12, 2017 / 15:03 pm

In order to foster collegiality, Pope Francis has added to the usual schedule of bishops' ad limina visit to Rome: one additional meeting with the heads of the Vatican dicasteries.

Pope Francis to honor two priests who lived ahead of their times

Jun 1, 2017 / 15:04 pm

With a visit to the tombs of Father Lorenzo Milani and Father Primo Mazzolari this June, Pope Francis will pay homage to two historic Italians who aimed to change their society for the better.