At least, he seems to think that his "recent" conversion to Catholicism qualifies him to tell the Pope what to do.
He said: "Organised religions face the same dilemma as political parties when faced with changed circumstances.
OK - I'll go with that, go on, Tone.
"You can either A: Hold on to your core vote, basically, you know, say 'Look let's not break out because if we break out we might lose what we've got, and at least we've got what we've got so let's keep it'. Or B: You say 'let's accept that the world is changing, and let us work out how we can lead that change and actually reach out'."
Right. Let's see how that worked.
CofE - progressive views, dwindling membership. Catholic Church - entrenched views, soaring membership (including one ex-PM). Islam - entrenched views, soaring membership.
Labour Party - progressive views, dwindling membership. Tory Party - progressive views, dwindling membership. BNP - entrenched views, soaring membership.
Yeah - that really works, Tone.