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 sends message to Bangladesh for 50th anniversary of independence

Mar 24, 2021 / 06:00 am

Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Bangladesh as they mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence.

Vatican hosts webinar on disarmament and interreligious dialogue

Mar 23, 2021 / 17:00 pm

The Vatican has hosted a webinar on “advancing integral disarmament” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis: It is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus

Mar 21, 2021 / 07:00 am

Pope Francis said Sunday it is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus, which we cannot do without giving of our lives in service and love.

Vatican names former head of financial police to lead foundation managing scandal-ridden hospital

Mar 20, 2021 / 10:15 am

The Vatican announced Saturday it had appointed the former commander general of Italy’s financial police force as president of the foundation overseeing a scandal-ridden dermatological hospital in Rome.

Ecuador to host International Eucharistic Congress in 2024

Mar 20, 2021 / 09:10 am

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis had designated the Archdiocese of Quito in Ecuador the host of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress.

Amoris laetitia year: Pope Francis says Church must defend the family

Mar 19, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to support and defend families by making an effort to be close to them in the struggles and joys of their daily lives.

Pope Francis prays St. Joseph will help young adults find their vocations

Mar 19, 2021 / 09:00 am

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help young people discern the vocation God is calling them to.

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

Mar 19, 2021 / 06:00 am

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know.

Pope Francis invites priests to learn from St. Joseph’s fatherhood

Mar 18, 2021 / 14:00 pm

Pope Francis has invited Catholic priests to rediscover St. Joseph and learn from his fatherhood during the year dedicated to him.

Vatican abuse trial: Victim alleges 6 years of abuse by older student

Mar 18, 2021 / 08:30 am

The alleged victim in a trial concerning a Vatican youth seminary has testified that he was sexually assaulted over a period of six years by a slightly older student.

All-Ireland Primate: Pandemic a chance to ‘rescue’ real St. Patrick from shamrocks and green beer

Mar 17, 2021 / 15:00 pm

The pandemic is a chance to rescue the real St. Patrick from things like green beer and shamrocks, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin archbishop says public Mass a matter of human dignity

Mar 17, 2021 / 13:00 pm

In a St. Patrick’s Day homily, Dublin’s new archbishop has called on authorities to prioritize the right to worship as COVID-19 measures are eased next month.

Bill restricting abortion for disability reasons passes first vote in Northern Ireland Assembly

Mar 17, 2021 / 07:00 am

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favor of a bill which would restrict abortions on the basis of non-fatal disability.

Visitation at Vatican’s liturgy office before Cardinal Sarah’s successor announced

Mar 16, 2021 / 17:00 pm

An Italian bishop is carrying out a visitation at the Vatican’s liturgy office less than a month after Cardinal Robert Sarah resigned as prefect.

Pope Francis designates Lateran Palace a museum and cultural site

Mar 16, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Pope Francis on Tuesday said the Lateran Palace, the former centuries-long papal residence located in southeast Rome, should now be used as a museum.

Catholic Church in Malta suspends public Mass through Easter Octave

Mar 12, 2021 / 13:01 pm

The Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo have suspended the celebration of public Masses through April 11, the Octave of Easter, as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Vatican: Peter's Pence, donations, keeping projected deficit to $60 million in 2021

Mar 12, 2021 / 12:01 pm

The Vatican said Friday it plans to lower operational expenses by 8% in 2021, while it relies on donations and funds from Peter’s Pence to contain a growing deficit amid the coronavirus crisis.

Online event, papal message to mark opening of ‘Amoris laetitia’ year

Mar 10, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The Vatican will mark the fifth anniversary of the publication of Amoris laetitia, Pope Francis’ 2016 exhortation on the family, with a live-streamed event on March 19.

Catholic nun begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest

Mar 10, 2021 / 08:10 am

A religious sister in northern Burma knelt before police on Monday, begging them not to use violent force against protestors.

Cardinal Sarah says he has ‘never opposed the pope’ in first interview since stepping down

Mar 10, 2021 / 04:30 am

Cardinal Robert Sarah said on Wednesday that claims that he and Pope Francis are enemies were false, in his first interview since stepping down from his Vatican post.