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

Report: Vatican considering sale of London property at heart of financial scandal

Apr 20, 2021 / 07:00 am

Vatican sources reportedly say that the property is valued at about $369.1 million

Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

Apr 16, 2021 / 10:13 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years after he announced his retirement from the papacy in 2013, Benedict continues to live a retired life in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery on Vatican grounds.

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

Apr 16, 2021 / 05:38 am

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher said.

Pope Francis to Brazil's bishops: the Risen Christ is 'our strength, our unity'

Apr 15, 2021 / 12:01 pm

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Brazil’s bishops to be united to each other and to their faith in the risen Christ, who will help them get through the COVID-19 situation in their country.

Cardinal Parolin: ‘War is the antithesis of fraternity’

Apr 15, 2021 / 08:08 am

Cardinal Parolin said Thursday “the huge sums of money and human resources allocated to armaments make us reflect.”

'What I can do is love': This Catholic sister is a missionary to refugees in Greece

Apr 15, 2021 / 04:00 am

"I tell them: I came here to be with you in your situation. When you cry, I will be with you. When you laugh, I will be with you."

Vatican’s saints office says it did not ask for money for beatification

Apr 14, 2021 / 06:10 am

“What was said is not true,” the undersecretary of the saints congregation wrote in an April 9 letter to the journalists of an investigative news program.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner after Vatican-ordered investigations

Apr 13, 2021 / 05:15 am

Hoeppner, 71, was the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 norms on investigating bishops accused of mishandling or obstructing allegations of clerical sexual abuse.

Pope Francis: Christ’s wounds shower ‘mercy upon our misery’

Apr 11, 2021 / 05:48 am

“His wounds are open channels between him and us, shedding mercy upon our misery,” Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Australian Cardinal Edward Cassidy, Vatican official and diplomat, dies at 96

Apr 10, 2021 / 08:26 am

The retired cardinal had been a Vatican nuncio and Holy See official for over 30 years.

Pope Francis sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth for death of Prince Philip

Apr 10, 2021 / 05:30 am

"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer."

Pope Francis recalls nights spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth

Apr 8, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth.

Vatican Observatory’s new website a launch pad to show the Catholic Church supports science

Apr 8, 2021 / 05:00 am

Br. Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the old website “was hardly ever visited.”

Pope Francis names Green Bay vicar general Fr. Daniel Felton as next bishop of Duluth

Apr 7, 2021 / 06:00 am

The Diocese of Duluth has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Paul Sirba on Dec. 1, 2019.

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Apr 6, 2021 / 14:00 pm

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on the Vatican’s safeguarding commission was ending after six years.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s 120th birthday marked with rosary for chastity

Apr 6, 2021 / 05:20 am

To mark the birth of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati 120 years ago today, three Italian groups are inviting Catholics to pray the rosary for the intention of the virtue of chastity.

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s wounds are the ‘seal of his love for us’

Apr 4, 2021 / 04:25 am

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Papal preacher on Good Friday: Political ideologies wound fraternity in the Catholic Church

Apr 2, 2021 / 11:10 am

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s Passion of the Lord liturgy on Good Friday.

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Apr 2, 2021 / 04:00 am

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need this week.

Iraqi cardinal: Pope Francis gave $350,000 for poor during Iraq trip

Mar 31, 2021 / 12:00 pm

A cardinal has revealed that Pope Francis gave a donation of $350,000 to the Chaldean Catholic Church during his recent visit to Iraq.