Britain’s Leaders Warn of the Loss of Common Values
By Father John Flynn, LC
ROME, JULY 5, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The decline of Christianity and moral values in general is reaching new lows in Britain. While the number of faithful has been decreasing for some time now, warnings about the situation are starting to come from all quarters.
Britain is no longer a Christian nation, affirmed Anglican bishop, Paul Richardson, in an article published Jun. 27 in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
The Anglican prelate was also critical of his fellow bishops for not understanding just how serious the change is in contemporary culture, and for their lack of action in dealing with this serious crisis of faith. Only around 1% of Anglicans attend Sunday services on average, according to Richardson. “At this rate it is hard to see the church surviving for more than 30 years though few of its leaders are prepared to face that possibility,” he warned.