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: Young people are missing the ‘spiritual capital’ that gives life meaning

Sep 24, 2022 / 07:42 am

“Look at the youth suicide rate, how it has gone up,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis’ chief Vatican prosecutor retires; deputy prosecutor promoted

Sep 23, 2022 / 08:10 am

The new head prosecutor, Alessandro Diddi, is also the lead investigator for the Vatican’s major finance trial against defendant Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Padre Pio shows us the power of the cross’

Sep 23, 2022 / 04:20 am

The archbishop of Boston celebrated Mass on Sept. 23 in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, in the Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

Pope Francis asks financial consultants to put people before business

Sep 22, 2022 / 11:00 am

The pope spoke about the role of integral human development in the financial sector during a Sept. 22 meeting at the Vatican with consultants for Deloitte.

German bishop says he won’t resign after report he mishandled abuse cases

Sep 22, 2022 / 06:22 am

A report published Sept. 20 said Bishop Franz-Josef Bode mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which he has led since 1995.

‘Full members of the Church’: Catholics with disabilities contribute to Synod on Synodality

Sep 21, 2022 / 07:25 am

Catholics with disabilities delivered to Pope Francis on Wednesday a report they prepared for the Synod on Synodality.

Pope Francis: Saint Pius V teaches us to seek truth, pray the rosary

Sep 17, 2022 / 08:45 am

This year marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Saint Pius V on May 1, 1572.

Vatican holds contest to choose music for official hymn of 2025 Jubilee Year

Sep 17, 2022 / 05:12 am

The original musical composition should include a score for voice and organ, the Vatican said.

Interreligious dialogue an urgent need, Pope Francis says at close of Kazakhstan congress

Sep 15, 2022 / 04:41 am

In his final remarks in Kazakhstan on Thursday, Pope Francis said interreligious dialogue is an urgently needed path to peace.

Kazakhstan interreligious congress adopts declaration calling religious pluralism ‘God’s will’

Sep 15, 2022 / 04:07 am

The congress Pope Francis participated in this week adopted a declaration calling religious pluralism an expression “of the wisdom of God’s will in creation.”

‘Every human being is sacred,’ Pope Francis tells religious leaders in Kazakhstan

Sep 14, 2022 / 00:16 am

It is the task of religions to remind society of the sacredness of all human life, Pope Francis told leaders of the world’s religions in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Encounter with Pope Francis caps formation course for new bishops

Sep 8, 2022 / 07:50 am

After a COVID-caused hiatus, the Vatican’s new bishop school was back in session this week.

Who is preparing the Synod on Synodality’s key working document?

Sep 8, 2022 / 04:56 am

In late August, the leadership of the Synod of Bishops announced the next stage in the Catholic Church’s Synod on Synodality.

Pope Francis: God can speak to us in the unexpected

Sep 7, 2022 / 04:24 am

God can speak to us in the unexpected moments of our lives if we learn to listen well to what he is telling us in our hearts, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

Artist paints Kazakh Mary and Child for only Marian shrine in Kazakhstan

Sep 6, 2022 / 09:03 am

A Kazakh artist is creating possibly the first-ever painting of Mary and the Child Jesus as native Kazakhs; it will be displayed in Kazakhstan’s only Marian shrine.

'Hope is dying' in Syria, nuncio says

Sep 3, 2022 / 12:30 pm

Pope Francis’ representative in Syria has said people are losing hope as the Syrian civil war continues and widespread poverty explodes.

John Paul I miracle recipient to miss beatification due to broken foot

Sep 3, 2022 / 07:45 am

Candela Giarda thanked “Pope John Paul I for this second chance at life that he gave me.”

Pope Francis replaces Order of Malta governing body, high offices

Sep 3, 2022 / 05:05 am

Concerns have been raised throughout the reform process that some of Pope Francis’ actions threaten the Order of Malta’s sovereignty.

New cardinal and clergy chief: ‘My role is to encourage priests’

Aug 31, 2022 / 04:24 am

A new cardinal and the Vatican’s prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy said his role is to encourage priests and help them live lives based on the Word of God.

Pope Francis to cardinals: We are jointly responsible for the Church

Aug 30, 2022 / 13:00 pm

We have the same mission to evangelize the world as did the apostles 2,000 years ago, a fact that should fill us with wonder at our position of responsibility, Pope Francis said at Mass with the College of Cardinals Tuesday.