Luke Coppen

Luke Coppen

Luke Coppen is CNA's former Europe editor.

Articles by Luke Coppen

Who is the nun who will be beatified with Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium’?

Jul 15, 2021 / 03:40 am

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka is little known outside of Poland.

The pandemic has hit Catholic parishes hard. It’s also taken a toll on priests

Jun 21, 2021 / 03:25 am

Pastors across England discuss the pandemic’s long-term impact on their parishes.

‘It’s heady stuff’: A composer turns St. John Henry Newman’s much-loved words into music

Jun 9, 2021 / 04:00 am

Sir James MacMillan’s new work “Nothing in Vain” is inspired by a meditation by the English saint.

Inside the search for Polish Catholic sisters killed by the Red Army and on the path to beatification

Jun 4, 2021 / 03:10 am

The sisters were brutally mistreated by Soviet soldiers in 1945. Have their bodies finally been recovered?

Lithuanian Catholic archbishop: We must ‘carry the banner of Divine Mercy out to the world’

Apr 7, 2021 / 07:00 am

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius believes that his country has a “big message” for the world.

Polish Catholic family killed by Nazis for helping Jews on path to beatification

Mar 24, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Seventy-seven years ago today, Nazis murdered a Polish Catholic family. Now, all nine family members -- including an unborn child -- are on the path to beatification.

Romanian Catholic archbishop: The Church needs to form ‘post-COVID-19’ generation

Feb 24, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The Romanian Catholic Archbishop Aurel Percă is already thinking about how the Church can help to form the “post-COVID-19” generation. 

Catholic archbishop: ‘Our commitment to Christ remains undimmed’ despite the pandemic

Feb 13, 2021 / 08:00 am

If you’ve experienced ups and downs during the pandemic, you are not alone. So has Archbishop John Wilson, leader of the sprawling English archdiocese of Southwark. 

Archbishop: ‘The Catholic Church in Albania enjoys great credibility and respect’

Feb 9, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Pope Francis only spent 11 hours in Albania when he visited the country in 2014. But for some, his trip was life-changing.

Catholic bishop: World Youth Day 2023 an ‘opportunity to renew hope’ after pandemic

Feb 9, 2021 / 07:00 am

The Catholic bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, has said that the event will be an opportunity to renew hope in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cardinal: Eucharistic Congress in Budapest will be ‘a great sign of hope’ amid pandemic

Feb 1, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Cardinal Péter Erdő will host the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in September.

Catholic priest who ‘died twice’ gives thanks for coronavirus recovery

Jan 30, 2021 / 04:00 am

In March 2020, Fr. Michael Stack was looking forward to retiring after years of exhausting priestly ministry. Then the coronavirus almost snatched away his life. 

‘This is our mission’: Catholic archbishop brings aid to suffering Armenians

Jan 7, 2021 / 04:00 am

Archbishop Raphael Minassian is a man of action who has little time for the formalities of ecclesiastical life. 

Catholic archbishop: ‘The Church in France is jostled from many sides’

Dec 19, 2020 / 06:00 am

The Church in France is under pressure, according to the president of the French Catholic bishops’ conference.

Czech cardinal: Coronavirus crisis is drawing people to the Catholic Church

Dec 18, 2020 / 12:00 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has inspired many people in the Czech Republic to rediscover the Catholic Church, according to Cardinal Dominik Duka.

Cardinal Nichols at 75: ‘A crisis is a crossroads’

Nov 7, 2020 / 12:00 pm

On the eve of his 75th birthday, Cardinal Vincent Nichols cast his mind back to the day that he was installed as the archbishop of Westminster. 

‘It places Christ at the center’: All-Ireland Primate’s rosary crusade against COVID-19

Oct 9, 2020 / 07:15 am

The Primate of All Ireland has launched a nationwide Family Rosary Crusade, encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary daily in October against COVID-19.

‘Respect for life is eroded ever more’: Dutch Cardinal Eijk on euthanasia’s ‘slippery slope’

Sep 24, 2020 / 06:00 am

A Dutch cardinal has said that the Netherlands shows that once euthanasia is legalized safeguards are slowly but inevitably abandoned.

‘This is the Christian message’: Cardinal urges Catholics to join struggle for racial justice

Jun 30, 2020 / 11:00 am

A cardinal has encouraged Catholics to take part in the worldwide struggle for racial justice following the death of George Floyd.

Pandemic brings ‘a very different kind of Church’ to London’s homeless

May 5, 2020 / 08:00 am

A parish in London’s West End is offering the homeless adoration, access to Sacraments, and the rosary -- along with food provided by a five-star restaurant.