Blair tells Pope: Now I'm ready to become a Catholic

Oare ce l-a determinat pe Tony se renunte la Biserica Anglicana si sa se supuna direct Papei? Vrea sa stearga cu buretele totul, incepe o noua viata? Ce mesaj vrea sa transmita? Ce ar fi daca Chirac ar anunta ca trece la islam, Schroeder se converteste la budism, Gorbaciov intra in Biserica Scientologica si Moshe Katzav devine mormon?

Tony Blair used his last official foreign engagement before leaving office to tell Pope Benedict he wanted to become a Roman Catholic, a Vatican source said last night.

But, in talks lasting more than half an hour, the outgoing Prime Minister was left in no doubt that the Pope took a dim view of his record in office. A statement issued afterwards by the Vatican said there had been a 'frank exchange of views'.