A quick check of news sources indicates that Blair is still prime minister until June 27. His visit to the Vatican tomorrow -- Saturday, June 23 -- is his third in four years. He is in Europe on official business and will meet with the Pope in his official capacity as prime minister.
We will soon see what the news reports say about that meeting. But as of right now, the Vatican has said nothing about a conversion by Blair.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has invited Blair to visit the English College in Rome; that would be something unheard of for an English prime minster to do.
One of several priests who have known Blair in recent years said at some point in the past that Blair had "a long way to go" before converting, because he is pro-abortion and pro-homosexual.
Blair's wife Cherie is Catholic, but Net searches on her show she is feminist and all over the map. Diogenes of Catholic World News reported on Dec, 19, 2003, that she had "recently lent her support to the International Planned Parenthood Foundation's 'Lust for Life' program."
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), a British pro-life group, reports (click on this post's title) that its members are praying for Tony Blair's "repentance on life issues" and for him to publicly repudiate his anti-life positions.
Let's keep checking in with SPUC in the next several days to see what they report about Blair.
The secualr English press, as most people know, reflects Britain's anti-Catholic ethos and is notorious for wild speculations about the Catholic Church. Hope they are wrong about Blair, unless he repents and publicly says so.
So far, Tony and Cherie Blair have not been invited to the Religious Education Congress.