Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Gravel (Finally) Kicked Out of Politics

Bloc Québécois MP Raymond Gravel has decided not to run in the next federal election after the Vatican forced him to choose between Parliament and the Catholic Church. Gravel, an ordained Roman Catholic priest, was granted special permission by the Vatican to run for federal office in 2006. He indicated on Tuesday that the Vatican requested he choose between politics and the priesthood in light of Canada's impending federal election.