According to reports in the Daily Telegraph this morning, Tony Blair will announce after he leaves office next week that he will convert from Anglican to Roman Catholic. No surpise there. He has been attending Mass with his family (who are all Catholic) for years. In fact, Pope John Paul 11, gave him communion at a private mass at the Vatican. I guess the Vatican thinks that is ok for the high and the mighty but nor for the hoi polloi.
Perhaps Benedict will make Blair a lay Cardinal and appoint him a roving ambassador for the Church. Stranger things have happened.