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Monarch must be a Protestant

The 1688 Bill of Rights explains clearly the importance of a Protestant succession (Move To Allow Catholic Monarch, Belfast Telegraph, September 25): “it hath been found by experience that it is inconsistent with the safety and welfare of this Protestant Kingdom to be governed by a Popish Prince”

It would be intolerable to have, as the monarch of this emancipated, Protestant nation, one who is subservient — both in spiritual and temporal allegiance — to the Papacy, the head of another state.

It would be intolerable to have, as Head of State of the UK, one who follows the Vatican line that my religion (and that of the majority in the UK) is placed somewhere along the spectrum between a confused sect and outright heretical.

It would be outrageous to have, as sovereign, one who slavishly promotes the Papal line on misogyny, superstition and contraception, as seen in devout Roman Catholic countries around the world, where Rome leans heavily on government, media and culture.

One would have hoped that Her Majesty’s Government would have rather more pressing issues to contemplate, rather than this dangerous meddling in the very fabric of our national freedom.

A D Thompson


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