Church of England defends Richard Dawkins prayer tweet

The Church of England has defended a tweet it sent praying for secularist Richard Dawkins after he had a stroke.The Church tweeted on Friday “Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family” after the author fell ill on 5 February.

It was retweeted more than 1,000 times and led some to question if it was mocking the British atheist’s position.

But the Church’s communications director defended the comment, saying it was a “genuine tweet offering prayer for a public person who was unwell”.

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