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Pressure on PM over Peter Phillips engagement

Brendan Carlin and Jonathan Petre writing in The Times today appear to be supporting calls for the repeal of the 1701 Act of Settlement which forbids heirs to the Throne either becoming or marrying adherants of the Roman Catholic faith. However they conveniently miss the most central point in the Act’s intentions, which, as Archbishop Cranmer reminds us, is to prevent a Roman Catholic becoming King and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

The more important question for these quasi legal journalists to pursue ought to be whether to disestablish the Church of England from the apparatus of State.

Written by curly

August 4, 2007 at 8:59 am

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