Religion: Veregin Jr.

At Nelson, B.C, members of the Russian religious colony of Doukhobors kept nightly vigils at the grave of their late leader, Peter Veregin, murdered by a bomb while riding in a railroad train last month (TIME, Nov. 17). So great was the Doukhobors' faith in Veregin (many passionately believe him to have been a reincarnation of Jesus of Nazareth), that they expected a sign from his spirit to guide them in their choice of a new leader.

Long and cold were the vigils. None could be sure of the dead man's wish. Through long nights the Doukhobors waited. Finally, they held...

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