Posts Tagged ‘Prime Minister Boris Johnson’

Boris Johnson: ‘I would count myself a very bad Christian’

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who recently got married in Westminster Cathedral and quoted from the Psalms in a media interview weeks later, hailed Christianity as “a superb ethical system”. But he added that he would count himself “as a kind of very, very bad Christian.” A friend of the prime minister reportedly told several Read more

Boris’ Britain is having its own Catholic crisis

Monday, June 28th, 2021

As the American Catholic bishops debate whether President Joe Biden should receive Holy Communion given his support for abortion rights, outrage has been building in the United Kingdom since the country’s chief executive, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recently came out as Catholic, to the concern of British Catholics, some parish priests and parliamentarians. The controversy began Read more

British PM ducks reporter’s ‘Catholic question,’ blasts atheist Labor rival as ‘a fool’

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson — recently married to longtime girlfriend Carrie Symonds in a Catholic ceremony — ducked a reporter’s question about his religion. At the same time, he branded Labor Party rival Keith Starmer, an atheist, as “a fool” for not believing in God. Asked by ITV political editor Robert Peston whether Mr. Read more

British PM aims to restore Protestant-Catholic power-sharing

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday finished his rocky debut tour of the UK in Northern Ireland, where he faces a doubly difficult challenge: Restoring the collapsed Belfast government and finding a solution for the Irish border after Brexit. Since he took office a week ago, Johnson has been touring England, Scotland, Wales Read more

Boris Johnson, baptised Catholic

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Questions about Boris Johnson, the new British prime minister’s Catholic baptism and whether he’s actually a Christian have been occupying the airwaves on the Spectator newspaper’s Holy Smoke podcast. The podcast said as a baby Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was baptised into the Catholic faith of his mother, Charlotte Fawcett. He was then confirmed Read more