I see that it is being speculated that former UK PM Tony Blair is to convert to Islam.
Sorry, I meant Roman Catholicism! The Catholic newspaper The Tablet says the service of conversion will take place this month. Mr Blair has regularly attended Catholic services in recent years, both with his family and alone. He has also visited Pope Benedict XVI and his predecessor John Paul II. The Tablet said Mr Blair has received instruction from two priests, RAF chaplain John Walsh and Father Mark O’Toole, the cardinal’s secretary.
Now, I have no problem with Blair converting to whatever faith he wishes. But I fail to understand WHY, if he is so keen on the RC faith, he failed to do so when he was British PM. Was he afraid to do so, and if so, why? Is this another example of Blair opportunism? How can he reconcile his liberal values with those of the Church he seeks to join?