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

Vatican suppresses Italy-based Regina Pacis Community after apostolic visit

Aug 27, 2021 / 04:36 am

Pope Francis declared the community’s co-founder “venerable” in 2017.

Tensions rise over COVID vaccines as bishops organize Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia

Aug 27, 2021 / 02:05 am

Only fully vaccinated people will be permitted to attend papal events.

Pope Francis names religious sister to No. 2 position in Vatican’s social development office

Aug 26, 2021 / 08:00 am

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, 46, was appointed ‘ad interim.’

Pope Francis sends $230,000 for Haiti earthquake victims

Aug 24, 2021 / 05:20 am

Pope Francis is sending assistance to the victims of the Haiti earthquake as the death toll from the natural disaster continues to rise.

Pope Francis: Do not water down the truth of the Eucharist

Aug 22, 2021 / 05:00 am

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not water down the teaching that the Eucharist is Jesus’ Body and Blood.

Pope Francis praises martyred Korean priest at Vatican Mass

Aug 21, 2021 / 11:35 am

Pope Francis said St. Andrew Kim Taegon spread the faith “in difficult times, marked by persecution and suffering” for the Korean people.

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

Aug 21, 2021 / 10:04 am

Cardinal Burke's condition is improving, according to the latest update on his battle with COVID-19.

Vatican sanctions retired Polish archbishop after ‘Vos estis’ cover-up inquiry

Aug 21, 2021 / 09:20 am

The Vatican has imposed penalties on another Catholic bishop in Poland for mishandling abuse cases.

Campaign for legal euthanasia, assisted suicide takes step forward in Italy

Aug 19, 2021 / 12:01 pm

Campaigners in Italy have passed the first hurdle in an effort to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Pope Francis saddened by ‘brutal attack’ which killed Catholic nuns in South Sudan

Aug 18, 2021 / 07:10 am

Sr. Mary Daniel Abud and Sr. Regina Roba were killed by armed gunmen along a highway in South Sudan on Aug. 16.

Charity run by Catholic nuns asks for prayers for Afghanistan

Aug 17, 2021 / 08:05 am

Pray so that "the poor and tortured Afghan people will soon be able to have a future of peace."

Catholic charity concerned for safety of Christians in Afghanistan

Aug 16, 2021 / 08:30 am

"The instability of the situation will lead to the suspension of all activities," Caritas Italiana said Sunday.

Philippines to hold online Eucharistic meeting as pandemic prevents travel to Budapest

Aug 13, 2021 / 09:00 am

The Philippines bishops announced they will hold an online Eucharistic congress in solidarity with the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest next month.

After 7 years on death row in Pakistan, Christian couple granted asylum in Europe

Aug 13, 2021 / 05:35 am

A Pakistani Christian couple are "relieved to finally be free" after more than seven years on death row for false blasphemy charges.

Ex-seminarian's lawsuit resurrects 'orgy' allegation against Omaha archbishop George Lucas

Aug 12, 2021 / 06:12 am

Archbishop George Lucas' previous diocese denies an orgy took place and stands by the findings of its internal investigation, which deemed the orgy allegation to have “no merit,” according to its final report released in 2006.

Pope Francis speaks on phone at end of general audience

Aug 11, 2021 / 04:15 am

Pope Francis made an unknown phone call at the end of his weekly general audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis saddened by murder of French priest Fr. Olivier Maire

Aug 11, 2021 / 03:08 am

Pope Francis said he learned of the murder of the priest in western France “with great sorrow.”

Cardinal Eduardo Martínez Somalo, retired camerlengo, dies at 94

Aug 10, 2021 / 08:15 am

The Spanish cardinal managed the administration of the Holy See as camerlengo between the death of St. Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.

Cardinal Zen: Traditional Latin Mass should continue, though some critics hope it will 'disappear'

Aug 10, 2021 / 06:59 am

Cardinal Zen said he suspects the ideas behind Traditionis custodes may not have originated with Pope Francis but with “the people around him, especially [in] the Secretariat of State.” 

Rwandan man suspected of killing French Catholic priest reportedly met Pope Francis in 2016

Aug 9, 2021 / 10:30 am

French Catholic media said the meeting took place during the Jubilee of Mercy.