Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Bishop Of Rome Is In England

Of course, while addressing the Defender of the Faith [that's our faith, by the way, as Queen Elizabeth II is charged with protecting the Church of England and its Anglican partners worldwide], Benedict evokes the names of several significant British Christians, all of whom were Anglican/Episcopal:

“We find many examples of this force for good throughout Britain’s long history. Even in comparatively recent times, due to figures like William Wilberforce and David Livingstone, Britain intervened directly to stop the international slave trade. Inspired by faith, women like Florence Nightingale served the poor and the sick and set new standards in healthcare that were subsequently copied everywhere."