LONDON (Reuters) - Former British prime minister Tony Blair has converted from Britain's established church, Anglicanism, to Roman Catholicism, the head of Britain's Catholics said on Saturday.
Blair, whose wife and four children are Catholic, was received into the Catholic Church by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor on Friday in a move that had been widely expected after he stepped down from power in June.
The widely expected move was news to me!Given the Roman Catholic Church's contemporary disdain for the "just war" doctrine, I find Blair's conversion an interesting footnote to his tenure as Prime Minister.
It goes to show you never can tell, like the old song says. JFK had his Bay of Pigs. Adolph Hitler, who was nominally Catholic, had an entire string of "just wars."