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

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.

Report: Envelope with three bullets addressed to Pope Francis intercepted

Aug 9, 2021 / 07:00 am

The letter was addressed to ‘The Pope, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square in Rome.’

Vatican announces launch of Catholic ‘global compact’ on the family

Aug 6, 2021 / 08:10 am

The project is part of the Amoris Laetitia Family Year.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: Christ frees us ‘from the seduction of idols’

Aug 2, 2021 / 08:10 am

“Have the courage to live your youth by entrusting yourselves to the Lord and setting out on a journey with him,” Pope Francis said in a message to the 32nd Medjugorje Youth Festival.

Pope Francis thanks South Korea’s bishops for $1M COVID-19 vaccine donation

Jul 30, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The pope praised the ‘gesture of Christian charity, which really touched me.’

UPDATE: Surgeon provides details on Cardinal Sarah's robot-assisted surgery

Jul 29, 2021 / 05:10 am

The 76-year-old cardinal's urological surgery was performed with the help of the da Vinci robot.

Vatican says 5th Catholic bishop consecrated under China agreement

Jul 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Bishop Li was ordained July 28, after being appointed by Pope Francis in January.

Cardinal Becciu present at first day of Vatican finance trial

Jul 27, 2021 / 11:15 am

Becciu is one of 10 defendants in the Vatican’s largest trial for financial crimes in modern times.

The Vatican finance trial begins today. Here’s what you need to know

Jul 27, 2021 / 01:55 am

The first hearing will be the arraignment.

Pope Francis: With our small offering, Jesus can do great things

Jul 25, 2021 / 05:10 am

“It would be good to ask ourselves every day: ‘What do I bring to Jesus today?’” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis on Grandparents’ Day: Elderly are not ‘leftovers from life’

Jul 25, 2021 / 03:30 am

“I worry when I see a society full of people in constant motion, too caught up in their own affairs to have time for a glance, a greeting or a hug,” Pope Francis said Sunday.

Vatican increasing ‘liquid’ assets as it faces financial impact of pandemic, economic officials say

Jul 24, 2021 / 09:40 am

The Vatican's balance sheet showed a deficit of $78 million in 2020.

Traditionis custodes: Cardinal Zen reacts to restrictions on Traditional Latin Masses

Jul 21, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The former bishop of Hong Kong said the move was a “blow.”

Only the fully vaccinated can meet Pope Francis in Slovakia, says health minister

Jul 21, 2021 / 05:00 am

The pope will visit four cities in Slovakia on Sept. 12-15.

Request for opening of beatification cause of Neocatechumenal Way co-founder Carmen Hernández

Jul 20, 2021 / 04:40 am

Carmen Hernández, who died in 2016, co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way with Kiko Argüello in 1964.

Pope Francis to visit Slovakia during important anniversary year for Ruthenian Catholics

Jul 19, 2021 / 12:15 pm

When Pope Francis travels to Slovakia in September, one of his stops will be Prešov. Located in the east, the city was part of the Kingdom of Hungary until the mid-20th century, and is home to many of the country’s more than 200,000 Ruthenian Byzantine Catholics.

Vatican abuse trial: Prosecution requests jail time for defendants

Jul 16, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The tribunal listened to lawyers’ closing arguments.

Pope Francis returns to Vatican after colon surgery

Jul 14, 2021 / 04:30 am

After leaving hospital, Pope Francis stopped to pray at the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Franciscan order elects 121st successor of St. Francis of Assisi

Jul 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Fr. Massimo Fusarelli takes over from U.S. Franciscan Fr. Michael Perry.