“I don’t want to talk about it.”

Whether Tony Blair actually believes all the supernatural notions required to become a convert or not, he decided to drop a rather heavy hint of his intentions with the gift he chose to bring to his audience with Pope Benedict XVI – a frame containing three period photographs of Cardinal John Henry Newman, a former Anglican priest who in 1845 had converted to Roman Catholicism. Perhaps, even if Putin doesn’t like the idea, he could end up being the latest Imperial Papal Envoy..