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Tony Blair has completed his long anticipated conversion to Catholicism, as preparation for becoming permanent president over the European Empire.
By Kerry Grove
The former prime minister was received into the Catholic Church by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, in the chapel of the Archbishop’s House in Westminster last night, after years of speculation that he would convert after leaving Downing Street.
Mr Blair, whose wife Cherie and four children are Catholic, met Pope Benedict XVI on an official visit in June – his third trip to the Vatican in four years.
Now a Middle-East peace envoy, he was reluctant to convert while in office because it could have caused a potential conflict with his role in choosing Church of England bishops.
His views on abortion, gay rights and stem cell research were also at odds with Catholic teaching, and his parish priest Fr Timothy Russ commented that he had “some way to go” on important moral issues.
Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor has welcomed Mr Blair into the faith. He said: “For a long time he has been a regular worshipper at Mass with his family and in recent months he has been following a programme of formation to prepare for his reception into full communion.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has also wished the former Prime Minister well in his spiritual journey: “Tony Blair has my prayers and good wishes as he takes this step in his Christian pilgrimage.”
While in office, Mr Blair had chosen to keep his religious views private, and last month sparked controversy when he claimed that people who speak about their religious faith can be viewed by society as “nutters”.
Ann Widdecombe, the Conservative MP who converted to Catholicism in 1993, urged Mr Blair to confirm he has changed his views on key issues to conform with Catholic teaching.
“Well I think the crucial thing to remember is at the point you are received (into the Catholic church) you have to say individually and out loud ‘I believe everything the church teaches to be revealed truth’,” she told Sky News.
“And that means if you previously had any problems with church teaching, as Tony Blair obviously did over abortion, as he did again over Sunday trading…you would have to say you changed your mind.
“And I think people will want to know that he did go through that process, because otherwise it will seem as if the church did make an exception for somebody just because of who he is.”