I've just realised I've told the entire story in the headline. Never mind. Here's a link to a story on Digital Journal about it, with further links there.
It should come as no surprise to us, of course, that right-wing Tories – the ones who make the Nasty Party look positively benign – would oppose the idea. The Church of England does, although the Archbishop of York is guarded.
And as for Pope sodding Ratzinger . . . well, it goes without saying.