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 offers plenary indulgence for third annual Grandparents’ Day this month

Jul 5, 2023 / 10:58 am

The day will be observed this year on July 23, the Sunday before the feast of Sts. Anne and Joachim, the grandparents of Jesus.

Vatican to collect stories of Christian martyrs killed since 2000

Jul 5, 2023 / 04:02 am

“To all of them we owe a great debt and cannot forget them,” Pope Francis said.

Archbishop Fernández defends controversial book as ‘catechesis for teens’

Jul 4, 2023 / 08:50 am

Writing on his personal Facebook page on July 3, Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández said the book was “not a theology book.”

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July 2023

Jul 3, 2023 / 11:25 am

“In the Eucharist, it is Christ who offers himself, who gives himself for us,” the pope said.

Pope Francis condemns Quran burning in interview with UAE newspaper

Jul 3, 2023 / 04:35 am

The United Arab Emirates newspaper said it was Pope Francis’ first interview granted to an Arabic news outlet.

Pope Francis: Do you ‘live as a witness of Jesus?’

Jul 2, 2023 / 05:30 am

Pope Francis spoke to an estimated 15,000 people about “the gift of the prophetic mission” during his weekly Angelus address.

Pope Francis appoints Argentine Archbishop Fernández as head of doctrine dicastery

Jul 1, 2023 / 08:20 am

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández is a well-known theologian, writer, and papal adviser.

Meet the U.S.’s newest archbishop and leader of the Church in Las Vegas

Jun 28, 2023 / 12:48 pm

Archbishop George Leo Thomas will receive the pallium from the pope at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday, June 28.

Pope Francis: St. Mary MacKillop evangelized through Catholic education

Jun 28, 2023 / 05:03 am

Commenting on the late June weather, Francis asked pilgrims at the start of the event “to be a little patient today in this heat.”

Vatican’s child protection commission invites public feedback on safeguarding principles

Jun 27, 2023 / 08:00 am

The online survey is available in four languages and responses will be used to formulate an updated Universal Guidelines Framework (UFG).

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Knoxville Bishop Rick Stika

Jun 27, 2023 / 04:31 am

Stika, 65, was investigated by the Vatican for mismanagement of his diocese. He has also been accused of protecting a seminarian accused of rape.

Meet the archbishop-elect of Brussels, the capital of the European Union

Jun 23, 2023 / 12:15 pm

Father Luc Terlinden, 54, has been named the archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, considered the most important position in the Church in the country.

Pope Francis addresses artists, including creator of blasphemous crucifix photo

Jun 23, 2023 / 10:15 am

Pope Francis addressed approximately 200 prominent artists and other creative people from more than 30 countries in the Sistine Chapel on Friday.

Pope Francis says poor health won’t keep him away from World Youth Day 2023

Jun 22, 2023 / 10:45 am

In a new video, Pope Francis held up a gray, WYD-branded backpack and said, “I’m ready! I already have everything and I can’t wait to go!”

Mother Mary Lange, founder of first African American religious congregation, declared venerable

Jun 22, 2023 / 05:37 am

Mother Mary Lange founded the Oblate Sisters of Providence more than three decades before the Civil War.

Vatican sends leads into missing ‘Vatican girl’ to Rome prosecutors

Jun 22, 2023 / 04:10 am

June 22 marks the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, an unsolved case that has dominated headlines for decades.

Pope Francis and Brazil’s President Lula embrace during visit

Jun 21, 2023 / 10:45 am

Pope Francis said the meeting took place in an atmosphere of “great sympathy and friendship,” the Vatican said.

Synod on Synodality leaders: Full list of delegates for October assembly still under review

Jun 20, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The June 20 media briefing was held at the Holy See Press Office to present the synod’s Instrumentum Laboris, a document released earlier in the day.

Synod on Synodality document outlines discussion questions for October assembly

Jun 20, 2023 / 06:30 am

“Discernment” topics include women deacons, priestly celibacy, and greater decision-making by the “People of God.”

PHOTOS: Pope Francis returns to Vatican after surgery

Jun 16, 2023 / 03:10 am

Pope Francis was applauded by onlookers as he left Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Friday morning.