‘Christophobia’ Complaint

The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has complained of “Christophobia” among the country’s opinion-formers.

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, said ordinary peoples’ desire for spiritual truth was not reflected by those who shape society.

He called for a “moral revolution”, saying he detected signs of a growing moral awakening in the country.

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He said these were reflected in developments like the current unease over abortion.

Last week the Cardinal met Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt to press for a reduction in the time limit for legal abortions.

He told The Spectator magazine: “There is often a sort of Christophobia in the intelligentsia and opinion-formers in our society.

“But England urgently needs to hear the Christian message.

“This is why I’ve spoken out against abortion – not just to be heard, but for the sake of this country.”

Asked whether spiritual revival was possible in a consumerist age, he replied: “We need a revolution. Another moral awakening.

“It happened in the time of St Francis of Assisi and I have a suspicion that it may be beginning to happen again.”

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