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According to a British Roman Catholic cardinal who recently published a new book, Faith in the Nation, "The rise of secularism has led to a liberal society, hostile to Christian morals and values, in which religious belief is viewed as 'a private eccentricity' and the voice of faith groups is marginalised" (Jonathan Wynne-Jones, "Cardinal: Britain Is Hostile to Christians," The Sunday Telegraph, Dec. 7, 2008 ).

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, continued, "Britain shows signs of degenerating into a country free of morals, because of its rejection of traditional values." He also stated that "atheism has become more vocal and aggressive" (ibid.). (Source: The Sunday Telegraph [London].)