Hannah Brockhaus

Hannah Brockhaus

Hannah Brockhaus is Catholic News Agency's senior Rome correspondent. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has a degree in English from Truman State University in Missouri.

Articles by Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Be Christians who ‘leap for joy’ in the face of life

Sep 23, 2023 / 13:10 pm

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for an estimated 50,000 people in Marseille’s Vélodrome Stadium on Sept. 23.

Pope Francis in Marseille: It’s ‘a duty of humanity’ to save migrants abandoned at sea

Sep 22, 2023 / 14:53 pm

“We can no longer watch the drama of shipwrecks, caused by the cruel trafficking and the fanaticism of indifference,” the pope said Sept. 22.

Pope Francis entrusts to Mary ‘Mediterranean Encounter’ with youth and bishops

Sep 22, 2023 / 14:33 pm

After landing in Marseille, France, Sept. 22, the pope made his way to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Gardeto to ask for the intercession of Mary.

Synod 2023: Participants to include two bishops from mainland China, Archbishop Paglia

Sep 21, 2023 / 09:00 am

The leadership of the Synod on Synodality have released the final list of participants for the first session of the October assembly.

Vatican cardinal to make charity mission to Ukraine city hit by Russian drones

Sep 20, 2023 / 12:29 pm

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is in Ukraine this week to open the House of Refuge “in the name of Pope Francis, as a sign of support and closeness.”

Pope Francis accepts resignation of two Chicago auxiliary bishops

Sep 19, 2023 / 11:00 am

Auxiliary Bishops Andrew P. Wypych and Joseph N. Perry will step down after the Holy Father accepted their resignations.

Blood of St. Januarius ‘completely liquefied’ on feast day

Sep 19, 2023 / 06:10 am

The blood “is not an oracle to consult and even less a city horoscope whose function is to predict misfortune or fortune for the city,” one archbishop said.

Synod 2023: What has Pope Francis said about synodality?

Sep 17, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Synodality isn’t “a chapter in an ecclesiology textbook” or a “fad or a slogan to be bandied about in our meetings,” the pope has emphasized.

Pope Francis: Catholics in Korea called ‘to a burning faith’

Sep 16, 2023 / 12:31 pm

“With the prophecy of martyrdom, the Korean Church reminds us that we cannot follow Jesus without embracing his cross,” Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Grech shares blessing for Synod on Synodality to be given after Sunday Mass

Sep 15, 2023 / 12:50 pm

The general secretary of the synod has asked for prayers from all Catholics around the world for the upcoming session of the Synod of Bishops.

Pope Francis meets close collaborator of Rupnik

Sep 15, 2023 / 07:30 am

In June, Maria Campatelli published a letter defending Rupnik against “a media campaign based on defamatory and unproven accusations.”

One Sicilian town’s centuries-old devotion to the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2023 / 02:30 am

For hundreds of years, the town of Montemaggiore Belsito has marked the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with a solemn procession.

Pope Francis meets ‘Rocky’ actor Sylvester Stallone at Vatican

Sep 8, 2023 / 09:15 am

The “Rocky” actor met the pope in the Apostolic Palace together with his brother, his wife, and their three daughters.

Documents identify thousands of Jews hidden by Catholic religious during Nazi occupation of Rome

Sep 7, 2023 / 08:30 am

The newly rediscovered documentation references more than 4,300 people hidden by 100 women’s religious congregations and 55 men’s religious congregations.

Ukrainian Greek Catholic synod tells Pope Francis he has made ‘painful’ statements

Sep 6, 2023 / 11:23 am

“We expressed to the pope everything that our faithful in Ukraine and throughout the world entrusted us to convey to His Holiness,” the bishops said. 

Pope Francis: Don’t overlook goodness because of scandal

Sep 6, 2023 / 03:06 am

“People, we too like scandal... But you don’t see the forest that is growing every day,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis thanks Cardinal Ladaria for years heading Dicastery for Doctrine of the Faith

Sep 5, 2023 / 09:33 am

On Sept 11, Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández will assume the position in Ladaria's place as prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Francis at Mongolia charity: ‘Only love can overcome selfishness’

Sep 3, 2023 / 20:40 pm

Pope Francis blessed a new charity called the “House of Mercy” on his last day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Beatification novena for family of 9 martyred by Nazis begins Friday

Aug 31, 2023 / 12:30 pm

All Catholics are invited to join in nine consecutive days of prayer leading up to the beatification of the Ulma family, who were killed in 1944.

Pope Francis to release second Laudato Si’ on Oct. 4

Aug 30, 2023 / 08:47 am

The pope’s follow-up environmental document will be released on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.