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Brown has surrendered to anti-Catholic lobby says bishop

A senior Roman Catholic bishop has launched a fierce attack on Prime Minister Gordon Brown over his failure to pledge reform of Britain’s anti-Catholic laws.

In a strongly-worded letter to him at Downing Street, the Right Rev Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell in Scotland, accuses the Prime Minister of compromising his beliefs in justice, virtue and respect.

He accuses Mr Brown of “surrendering” to anti-Catholic lobbyists who are resisting repeal of the Act of Settlement of 1701 and says he has “broken faith” with the nation’s five million Catholics.

He demands that before the next General Election, the Prime Minister announce “a firm timetable” to reform the Act of Settlement.

Full story at The Times.

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