It was, perhaps, an ill-kept secret. as Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair was officially an Anglican. Unofficially, though, he was a practicing Roman Catholic. “My wife’s Catholic, my kids are brought up as Catholics, I’ve been going to mass for 25 years,” he told NEWSWEEK last week. Blair’s dual identity, obviously, was awkward. Catholic-Protestant relations in Britain have historically been troubled.
About The Author
Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York magazine. She is the former religion columnist for the Washington Post, former senior editor of Newsweek magazine, and author of “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife.” She is a multi-year winner of the New York Newswomen’s Club prize for feature writing and has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award.