The usually well-informed newspaper adds that the Queen, who is the Supreme Governor of the C of E, is "also said to have an affinity with the Holy Father, who is of her generation".Considering the long, bloody history of the Catholic Church in England since King Henry the Eighth apostatized and formed the Church of England, the news that Queen Elizabeth has warm feelings toward Pope Benedict and the Catholic Church is on it's face, shocking.
Reading further, however, one discovers that recent changes in the Anglican Church, like the allowing of homosexually active clergy, might just make a woman of her generation appalled at the Church of which, by her birthright, the Supreme Head. Morality in the UK is at an all time low, and so is attendance in the Anglican Church. Could it be that Queen Elizabeth sees some of the morality of the world of her youth preserved in the Catholic Church? She would not be the first to think so.
Could this be the start of another Anglican, and a VERY prominent one, returning to the fold?
It should be very interesting to see what transpires when Pope Benedict visits the United Kingdom sometime next fall.
Read the entire article here in the UK Telegraph.