Religion: Bishops v. Parliament

Last year the British House of Commons vetoed by a large majority a proposal to adopt a new Church of England Prayer Book.† Last week the convocations of Bishops and clergy of Canterbury and York reversed that decision, publicly approved of the new prayer book, delivered what was tantamount to a slap in the face of the British Parliament. At September's Church Assembly, the York and Canterbury resolutions will be submitted for further action, for the possible adoption of the new prayer book.

Members of Parliament were incensed at the Bishops' action. Laborite...

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