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Cameron discusses Easter 'meaning'

David Cameron has stressed the importance of teaching his children about the religious aspects of Easter, after he spoke about the "peace" he finds in faith.

The Prime Minister said he wanted Nancy, Arthur Elwen and Florence to understand that the festival was more than just "chocolate eggs".

The comments, in an interview with BBC Radio Norfolk, came after he was reported to have discussed his own religion at a reception last night.

According to Bloomberg, he told an audience of Christian leaders and politicians in Downing Street that his "moments of greatest peace" occurred every other Thursday morning attending the Eucharist at St Mary Abbots, the west London church linked to the school his children attend.

"I find a little bit of peace and hopefully a bit of guidance," he added.

Mr Cameron is said to have referred to Jesus Christ as "our saviour" during the talk.

Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell famously held that Prime Ministers should not "do God", but Mr Cameron has been less reluctant to speak about his beliefs.

In his radio interview this morning, the premier said he and his children mulled over "what Easter is all about" as they ate breakfast this morning.

"I was very impressed with their knowledge about Good Friday and Easter Sunday," he said.

"We had a bit of a conversation about that, (that) it wasn't about chocolate eggs.

"That was one of the themes at breakfast in the Cameron household."

He also disclosed he would be spending Easter with wife Samantha's family.

"I am going to be spending a bit of time with my mother-in-law," he said. "I think I am spending Easter Day with Samantha's family."


From Belfast Telegraph