An Editor Without Borders

Noël Copin of ‘La Croix'

On March 4, 2007, French TV news ended with the announcement of the death of Noël Copin, retired editor of La Croix, the French Catholic daily newspaper, which has a circulation of a hundred thousand. Moving tributes were issued by government officials, representatives of the major political parties, and in Le Monde. Three bishops attended Copin’s packed funeral in Versailles.

Why all this for the editor of a daily paper...

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Joseph Cunneen was founder and longtime editor of the ecumenical quarterly Cross Currents.