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LONDON, Dec. 22- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has converted to Roman Catholicism after years of speculation over his faith, the Sky News reported on Saturday.     Blair was received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor during Mass in the chapel at Archbishop’s House in Westminster on Friday night, said the report.

    “I am very glad to welcome Tony Blair into the Catholic Church…For a long time he has been a regular worshipper at Mass with his family, and in recent months he has been following a program of formation to prepare for his reception into full communion,” said the cardinal.

    “My prayers are with him, his wife and family at this joyful moment in their journey of faith together,” he said.

    According to the report, Blair’s wife Cherie was already a practicing Roman Catholic. Blair’s move came after years of speculation that Blair, whose four children are also Catholic, would convert from Anglicanism after he stepped down in June.


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