Blair Speaks for Right to Express Faith

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LONDON, MARCH 6, 2009 ( Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has expressed his concern about people being denied the right to express their faith.

In an interview with the Church of England Newspaper, which L’Osservatore Romano noted today, Blair said, “I hope and believe that stories of people not being allowed to express their Christianity are exceptional or the result of individual ludicrous decisions.”

The former government official was referring to cases such as that of Caroline Petrie, a nurse who was suspended for offering to pray for a patient.

“My view,” he said, “is that people should be proud of their Christianity and able to express it as they wish.”

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