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Top English prelate more comfortable with new government leadership

Catholic World News - August 02, 2010

England’s leading Catholic prelate has praised the pragmatic approach of the new government under Prime Minister David Cameron, saying that the previous Labor government “required a high degree of conformity to its own theories.”

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster told the Daily Telegraph that he saw a “fresh attitude” in the new government “that seems to respect the integrity of what a faith group wants to do.” This, he remarked, was in contrast with the Labor leadership, which had often clashed with religious leaders.

Archbishop Nichols traced his disagreements with the Labor government to its secularist ideology. “In attempting to create a state that provided everything,” he said, “it ended up losing touch with the people it was trying to serve."

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Aug. 02, 2010 2:51 PM ET USA

    “In attempting to create a state that provided everything,” he said, “it ended up losing touch with the people it was trying to serve." Ain't it the truth. Cc: USCCB

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