Religion: Litany

On a London church two posters appeared last week. One read, PRAY FOR PEACE. THIS CHURCH IS OPEN ALL DAY; the other, IF YOUR KNEES KNOCK, KNEEL ON THEM. But Europe's war-struck millions needed no such calls to prayer. From the crowded churches of a whole continent rose a spontaneous litany. Some religious footnotes to the week's headlined woe: >Closed to the public were Westminster Abbey's Royal Chapels, their tombs sandbagged, many of their effigies removed. On the black marble slab of Great Britain's Unknown Warrior in the Abbey's nave, a wreath of...

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