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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Becomes a Catholic

Filed under: History,Religion,World — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 6:30 pm 2007 December 22

Tony Blair decided to switch religions. He was formerly a part of the Church of England (the COE) also referred to as the Anglican Church. Speculation centers on his switch to Catholicism as an opportunity to receive holy communion and be forgiven for all his sins committed while in office. Others note that his wife and four children are Catholic, and the change was seen as a natural progression which was one that should wait until his duties as Prime Minister were complete.

Catholicism has a notorious past in England. Guy Fawks, a catholic terrorist in England, attempted to blow up the Parliament buildings on November 5 1605. His plan was foiled by the righteous powers of government at the time, and after a confession obtained under torture, he and his conspirators were summarily executed. (more…)