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 to leave hospital on Friday

Jun 15, 2023 / 09:50 am

Pope Francis will be discharged from the hospital on Friday morning, according to the Vatican.

Rupnik dismissed from Jesuits

Jun 15, 2023 / 05:22 am

Jesuit priest Father Marko Rupnik has been expelled from the Jesuits due to a “stubborn refusal to observe the vow of obedience.”

Vatican: Gänswein to return to home diocese in July

Jun 15, 2023 / 04:31 am

Pope Francis has asked Archbishop Georg Gänswein to return to Germany “for the time being.”

Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality cited in joint Catholic-Orthodox statement

Jun 14, 2023 / 13:17 pm

The first joint statement in seven years mentioned the pope’s hope for a synodal Church could eventually bring the Churches closer together.

Satellite with Pope Francis’ words launches into space

Jun 13, 2023 / 11:30 am

The “Spei Satelles” mission launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on June 12.

Vatican convicts climate activists, orders them to pay $30,000 in damages

Jun 13, 2023 / 10:30 am

The activists superglued their hands to the marble base holding Laocoön and His Sons, an ancient marble sculpture, on Aug. 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Treat others with dignity, not as objects

Jun 10, 2023 / 11:43 am

Pope Francis sent a message to the #NotAlone event, which centered on the signing of a document on human fraternity drafted by Nobel Peace winners.

Pope Francis will not pray public Angelus from hospital on Sunday

Jun 10, 2023 / 05:05 am

A Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis would pray the Angelus privately at noon in his hospital room.

Pope Francis making normal progress in recovery from abdominal surgery

Jun 9, 2023 / 05:18 am

“The medical team reports that the clinical picture is steadily improving and the postoperative progress is normal.”

Surgeon: Pope Francis ‘well, awake, alert’ after operation

Jun 7, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Pope Francis is awake after reacting well to both the surgery and general anesthetic, an Italian surgeon said Wednesday afternoon.

Pope Francis’ appointments canceled until June 18, Italian diocese says

Jun 7, 2023 / 10:15 am

Pope Francis’ audiences have been canceled until June 18, an Italian Catholic diocese said Wednesday, citing the Prefecture of the Papal Household.

Pope Francis prayed with relic of St. Thérèse of Lisieux before surgery

Jun 7, 2023 / 04:37 am

One of Pope Francis’ last gestures before undergoing abdominal surgery was to pray before a relic of St. Thérèse of Lisieux on Wednesday.

Pope Francis’ health: Here’s a timeline of his medical issues in recent years

Jun 7, 2023 / 03:51 am

The 86-year-old pope has faced several painful medical conditions over the last few years.

Pope Francis hospitalized for abdominal surgery

Jun 7, 2023 / 03:01 am

The operation was planned by the pope’s medical team in recent days after it became necessary due to a hernia that was causing worsening symptoms.

Here is Pope Francis’ schedule for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon

Jun 6, 2023 / 11:45 am

Pope Francis’ schedule for his trip to Portugal for World Youth Day 2023 was published by the Vatican on Tuesday.

Vatican: Pope Francis has checkup at Rome hospital

Jun 6, 2023 / 05:36 am

Media reports said Pope Francis visited a clinic for the elderly connected to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital.

PHOTOS: American seminarians having a ‘ball’ in Rome college’s restored 1960s bowling alley

Jun 3, 2023 / 05:00 am

The original bowling alley had been a gift from St. John XXIII to the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Vatican looking into $17 million transfer from U.S.-based charity to impact investing fund

Jun 1, 2023 / 08:30 am

The Vatican is looking into the transfer of $17 million from the U.S. arm of a Church mission to an investment fund, according to the Associated Press.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Indian bishop cleared of rape charge in civil trial

Jun 1, 2023 / 05:36 am

The Vatican did not indicate whether it carried out its own investigation into the accusations against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has denied the claims.

Vatican supports Catholic research to improve families and marriages

May 31, 2023 / 10:45 am

Pope Francis has backed a project aimed at enhancing interdisciplinary research at Catholic universities in the sphere of family, marriage, and childbearing.