Catholic bishops to G8: paying tax is a ‘moral obligation’

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As the Guardian has noted this morning:

Cardinal Brady, the head of Ireland's Catholic church, has urged G8leaders to make good on their pledge to tackle aggressive tax avoidanceat a summit later this month, declaring that "paying a fair share of taxes" is a "moral obligation".

The comments, thought to be his most outspoken remarks on the sensitive subject of international tax reform, were made in a letter to political leaders before the G8 meeting this month in Northern Ireland, signed by senior Catholic bishops from all G8 nations.

I agree.

And whilst I do not agree with Catholic bishops on some issues I do think saying this took courage on the part of Cardinal Brady. And that's worth noting.