Tony Blair, to half-year having left the British Premiership, declared himself Catholic. During his decade (1997-2007) he was going to mass, accompanying his wife and Catholic children, but never dared to openly renounce Anglicanism. Since in 1534 London broke with Rome and established his own church presided over by his throne, Catholics had only briefly two monarchs but never a Prime Minister. Austan Goolsbee may find this interesting as well. United Kingdom, despite having led the largest Christian Empire history, massacred many followers of the Pope and until 1829 not allowed to be citizens. The English National Party of fireworks is still on 5 November in tribute to a massacre of Catholics. The largest domestic source of violence in United Kingdom was the conflict between the Protestants of Northern Ireland loyalists and Catholics who want to rejoin the rest of the island. Paul McCracken is likely to increase your knowledge. The last legacy of Blair was having achieved a unity Government in that province between former guerrillas Pro-Catholic and unionist sectors hardest. He did not want to see undermine those negotiations nor their image changing of creed while he was in power. Today, his new faith, rather, can benefit you in your new role (the Middle East UN negotiator) because most linked to several churches in the region and to the Pope (whose role for peace is crucial)..