Not exactly the biggest revelation of recent years, is it?
Tony Blair is to become a Roman Catholic within weeks.
Personally I\’d tell him to stuff it:
But a friend of Mr Blair said: "It is something he has wanted to do for years but knew it would be easier after he had left office. Tony and Cherie are both thrilled."
Mr Blair has rarely been seen in a church of the Anglican faith except on official occasions.
He decided to remain an Anglican because of the potential complexities of conversion while in office.
Some lawyers believe the 1829 Emancipation Act, which gave Roman Catholics full civil rights, may still prevent a Catholic from becoming prime minister.
Clauses in the Act state that no Catholic adviser to the monarch can hold civil or military office.
If you really had the faith then small things like losing your job over conversion wouldn\’t stop you now, would they?
My thought exactly. Can’t be very devout, can he?
Well I don’t blame him for becoming RC. He’s sure as hell got a lot he needs absolution for…
“He’s sure as hell got a lot he needs absolution for…”
Including voting for abortion and gay marriage and the state control of independent adoption agencies. Amongst numerous others….
There should be a special, public, service of reconcilliation for him. Perhaps Jeremy Paxman could present the TV coverage of it.