UK Parliament Member Tom Tugendhat Religion - Is He Catholic Or Jewish?
The 49-year-old Brit politician has both Catholic and Jewish elements contributing to his origin in the first place. According to Wikipedia, he is "Catholic, with Jewish ancestry."
It all traced back to the first world war when his grandfather George was fighting for Emperor King Franz Josef of Austria and met his grandmother, a daughter of a man who died fighting for King-Emperor George V of Britain. Falling for her, his grandfather converted his religion to Catholicism to marry her.
In 1920, his grandfather moved in with her grandmother in London and became a Catholic. But before that, the place George grew up in, Vienna, although it is abundant with Jewish, the world war had people lose faith in religion.
Rather than cantors and rabbis, Freud and Hayek had their control, So Tom was never comfortable calling him Jewish. There is a whole history behind this.
Besides, he has spoken a few times about his religious outlook. He believes himself as a Catholic unionist. In the September of 2021, when a member of the Unionist Party, Stephen McCarthy, a working-class catholic background, was set on the course of running for Assembly election. Similarly, Tugendhat also tweeted about the politics involved in the Church of England.