Luke Coppen

Luke Coppen

Luke Coppen is CNA's former Europe editor.

Articles by Luke Coppen

Benedict XVI dead at 95: The ‘humble worker’ and his legacy of hope to the Catholic Church

Dec 31, 2022 / 02:59 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95, bringing to a close the momentous life of a Churchman who proclaimed the “eternal joy” of Jesus Christ and called himself a “humble worker” in the vineyard of the Lord.

Metropolitan Hilarion moved in Russian Orthodox Church shake-up

Jun 7, 2022 / 08:20 am

He had served as the Russian Orthodox Church’s chief ecumenical official since 2009.

The Missionaries of Mercy are growing — and their ministry is changing lives

Jun 1, 2022 / 04:00 am

Pope Francis established the Missionaries of Mercy in 2015.

50 years ago, the paths of 2 heroic Polish blesseds crossed

May 28, 2022 / 04:00 am

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński ordained Father Jerzy Popiełuszko to the priesthood on May 28, 1972.

Polish bishops’ leader: Vatican’s approach to Russia ‘naive and utopian’

May 24, 2022 / 09:27 am

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the remark after a May 17-20 visit to Ukraine.

Archbishop Cordileone bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion until she ends abortion support

May 20, 2022 / 14:03 pm

Archbishop Cordileone said that the step was ‘purely pastoral, not political.’

What have popes and the Vatican said about Catholic politicians, abortion, and Holy Communion?

May 20, 2022 / 13:10 pm

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco cited papal teaching when explaining why he had instructed that Nancy Pelosi not be admitted to Communion.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022 / 02:05 am

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May.

Cardinal Nichols: Traditional rite confirmations no longer permitted

Jan 25, 2022 / 06:55 am

The Latin Mass Society urged the cardinal to reconsider his stance.

Unvaccinated Catholics asked not to attend Mass by English parish

Jan 6, 2022 / 05:00 am

The diocese said vaccination status should not be a “barrier” to attending Mass.

Ireland to follow France in offering free contraception to women under 25

Jan 4, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The move underlines the rapid social changes in Ireland in recent years.

English cardinal grateful to be honored by queen in annual New Year’s list

Jan 4, 2022 / 03:35 am

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald received the award for interfaith work.

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church leaders want a uniform liturgy. Why are they facing resistance?

Dec 8, 2021 / 03:10 am

Pope Francis has intervened in the decades-long dispute.

Catholic priest guillotined by Nazis is beatified in Poland

Nov 20, 2021 / 04:05 am

Fr. Jan Macha was executed in 1942, after serving just 1,257 days as a priest.

As Catholic dioceses across the world embark on the synodal path, experts offer advice

Oct 15, 2021 / 03:00 am

Supporters bill it as one of the most important Catholic events since Vatican II.

Prominent Anglican bishop received into Catholic Church

Oct 14, 2021 / 03:55 am

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has joined the personal ordinariate.

How does U.S. abortion law compare to those in European countries?

Oct 11, 2021 / 11:24 am

The United States is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and its abortion policy is generally more permissive than most European nations, a fact that Mississippi cites in its legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade abortion ruling that legalized abortion on-demand nationwide.

‘I fully understand Heidi’s cry’: Cardinal praises UK Down syndrome abortion law challenge at Red Mass

Oct 1, 2021 / 13:00 pm

The High Court rejected the landmark challenge on Sept. 23.

Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka beatified in Poland

Sep 12, 2021 / 07:00 am

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro said the new blesseds offered a ‘model of service.’

Church of England bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Sep 3, 2021 / 11:00 am

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall said he took the decision ‘after a long period of prayer.’