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 explains why he skipped Fatima prayer for peace

Aug 6, 2023 / 16:15 pm

During his in-flight press conference, the pope also spoke about his health, youth suicide, and access to the sacraments.

‘Be not afraid,’ Pope Francis tells young people at end of World Youth Day

Aug 6, 2023 / 04:36 am

“I tell you something very beautiful: It is no longer me, it is Jesus himself who is looking at you in this moment, he is looking at you,” Pope Francis said.

Next World Youth Day to be in South Korea in 2027

Aug 6, 2023 / 03:35 am

The announcement was made at the end of the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

At World Youth Day vigil, Pope Francis urges Catholics to be ‘roots of joy’

Aug 5, 2023 / 16:47 pm

An estimated 800,000 people attended the Saturday night vigil with Pope Francis.

New World Youth Day ‘Rise Up’ catechesis receives mixed reviews  

Aug 5, 2023 / 14:50 pm

The World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, this week debuted a new model of catechesis sessions aimed at listening to young people better.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis’ first World Youth Day speech, ‘God’s heart beats uniquely for you’

Aug 3, 2023 / 14:28 pm

Approximately 500,000 people celebrated Pope Francis’ arrival at World Youth Day.

‘I want to give my life for this’: 2 priests, friar at WYD share their vocation stories

Aug 3, 2023 / 13:02 pm

All three priests are in Lisbon, Portugal, this week for World Youth Day 2023 and spoke to CNA about their paths to the priesthood.

‘Preach the real Christ,’ Bishop Barron tells thousands of U.S. youth at WYD

Aug 3, 2023 / 08:30 am

In his speech, Bishop Robert Barron emphasized that every person has a unique mission from God and that money or popularity will not make you happy.

Pilgrims from Liberia overcome travel troubles to attend WYD: ‘Being here is a miracle’

Aug 2, 2023 / 08:10 am

Father Ernest Wisner and his small group from Liberia finally arrived at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, after having to travel through four countries.

Pope Francis: Discernment helps us find the gems among the junk

Jul 30, 2023 / 07:26 am

“Let us not waste time and freedom on trivial things ... while life offers us every day the precious pearl of the encounter with God and with others!”

Pope Francis calls Russia to renew Ukraine grain deal

Jul 30, 2023 / 06:10 am

“I appeal to my brothers, the authorities of the Russian Federation, that the Black Sea Initiative be restored and grain be transported safely,” Pope Francis said.

World Youth Day pilgrims from Mexico surprised by private visit with Pope Francis

Jul 27, 2023 / 15:02 pm

Father Ignacio Bello received a handwritten letter from the pope himself inviting him and his group of pilgrims to the Holy Father’s Vatican residence.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje Youth Festival: ‘God has a plan’

Jul 27, 2023 / 10:40 am

The youth festival, in its 34th edition, is being held July 26–30 at the site of alleged Marian apparitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Vatican and German bishops discuss theological questions from Synodal Way

Jul 27, 2023 / 10:07 am

According to a joint statement from the Vatican and the German bishops’ conference, the meeting took place in a “positive and constructive climate.”

Taizé community to get new leader in December

Jul 26, 2023 / 12:53 pm

Brother Alois Loeser has chosen an Anglican, Brother Matthew (Andrew) Thorpe, 58, to be the ecumenical Christian fraternity’s third-ever prior.

Vatican prosecutor seeks 7 years in prison, $15 million in cardinal’s financial trial

Jul 26, 2023 / 09:33 am

Cardinal Angelo Becciu has been charged with embezzlement, abuse of office, and several other allegations regarding a series of financial investments.

Pope Francis names Davenport, Iowa’s Bishop Zinkula to lead Archdiocese of Dubuque

Jul 26, 2023 / 05:51 am

Bishop Thomas Zinkula, 66, has led the Davenport Diocese in southeast Iowa since 2017. 

Vatican honors Venerable Cardinal Văn Thuận with new foundation

Jul 25, 2023 / 09:00 am

The Vatican has united two foundations into a single new foundation named for Venerable Nguyen Văn Thuận.

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

Jul 24, 2023 / 10:35 am

St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his intercession — both Christians and Muslims.

In Rome, relic of St. Mary Magdalene’s foot points way to the Vatican

Jul 22, 2023 / 02:00 am

Lost for centuries, the relic was rediscovered in 2000 and is now displayed for veneration at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist of the Florentines.