Daniel Blake reports in Christian Today:
The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, has said that Christians must take back their place in the public square and that places such as hospitals need to rediscover their Christian roots.
His comments come after Christian nurse Caroline Petrie was dismissed by North Somerset Primary Care Trust for offering to pray for her patients only to be reinstated.
Bishop Nazir-Ali, writing in a Sunday newspaper column, said that it was ironic that a country which developed the Christian tradition of nursing, should suspend a nurse who offered to pray for a patient.
The bishop also expressed his concern that other people could be vulnerable to the kind of action that Petrie faced.
“Of all professionals, nursing is one that is firmly rooted in the Christian tradition,” he wrote.