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 meets Order of Malta as it turns ‘a very important page of history’

Jan 31, 2023 / 09:15 am

On Jan. 25-29, 111 members of the Order of Malta assembled to elect new leadership in an extraordinary chapter general convened by Pope Francis last year.

Pope Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality

Jan 28, 2023 / 05:00 am

“I should have said ‘It is a sin, as is any sexual act outside of marriage,’” the pope wrote.

Pope Francis: Marriage is a lifelong union between a man and woman

Jan 27, 2023 / 11:40 am

Pope Francis on Friday reiterated the Church’s perennial teaching on marriage as a lifelong union between a man and a woman.

Jesuits ask Father Marko Rupnik to stay close to Rome during ‘ongoing preliminary inquiries’

Jan 24, 2023 / 10:47 am

Rupnik has been accused of the sexual, spiritual, and psychological abuse of women from a religious community with which he was formerly connected.

Cardinal Grech: Benedict XVI was misunderstood throughout his life

Jan 21, 2023 / 12:00 pm

“Incomprehension was a constant factor in the life and mission of this man,” Cardinal Mario Grech said.

Pope Francis: In the Mass, prioritize awe over aesthetics

Jan 21, 2023 / 05:10 am

“We must rediscover and value silence,” Pope Francis said.

Blood-stained shirt of beatified judge killed by Mafia displayed in Rome

Jan 20, 2023 / 13:30 pm

On Friday, the Church of San Salvatore in Lauro welcomed the relic for a few hours with a ceremony and Mass celebrated by Cardinal Dominique Mamberti.

Pope Francis to do private Lenten retreat in 2023

Jan 20, 2023 / 06:05 am

Pope Francis’ appointments will be canceled during the spiritual exercises Feb. 26–March 3.

Pope Francis: World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon will open horizons, hearts

Jan 20, 2023 / 02:08 am

“Get ready for this: to open horizons, to open your hearts,” Pope Francis said.

Report: Christian persecution at its highest point in 30 years

Jan 18, 2023 / 13:05 pm

The World Watch List, released by Open Doors on Jan. 18, reported that the number of Christians facing persecution worldwide remained at about 360 million.

Cardinal Müller: Cardinal Pell was Pope Francis’ best theological counselor

Jan 18, 2023 / 09:13 am

Pell was an inaugural member of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, a group of originally nine cardinals established in September 2013 to advise the pope.

Pope Francis: Synodal journey ‘a challenge and task’ for American seminarians

Jan 14, 2023 / 09:45 am

Pope Francis met with students, staff, and faculty of the Pontifical North American College at the Vatican on the morning of Jan. 14.

‘A man of the Church’: Cardinal George Pell’s funeral celebrated at Vatican

Jan 14, 2023 / 07:50 am

The funeral Mass was celebrated at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Cardinal Pell authored controversial memo critical of Pope Francis, journalist reveals

Jan 13, 2023 / 13:05 pm

Sandro Magister, a longtime Vatican journalist, revealed the identity of the document’s author on Jan. 11, the day after Pell’s death from a cardiac arrest.

Cardinal George Pell’s final years in Rome

Jan 12, 2023 / 13:00 pm

After more than a year behind bars, Pell’s time in Rome was marked by a level of activity impressive for a man entering his eighth decade of life.

Funeral of Cardinal George Pell to be at Vatican on Saturday

Jan 12, 2023 / 03:38 am

The Mass will be celebrated at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Jesuits in Slovenia apologize for Rupnik abuse, say they believe victims

Jan 11, 2023 / 13:00 pm

“We fully accept and understand the indignation, anger, and disappointment of the victims and their loved ones,” the Slovenian Jesuits said in a statement.

Pope Francis praises Cardinal George Pell’s dedication to the Church

Jan 11, 2023 / 05:32 am

Pope Francis remembered Cardinal Pell’s “dedication to the Gospel and the Church.”

Pope Francis: We don’t have to be perfect to evangelize

Jan 11, 2023 / 04:00 am

“Here is the message for us: we do not have to wait until we are perfect and have come a long way following Jesus to witness to him.”

Pope Francis meets Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Jan 10, 2023 / 08:55 am

The private meeting on Tuesday marked the third time in nine days the 45-year-old politician was at the Vatican.