Religion: Rejected Prayer Book

The English House of Commons could pass on and reject the revised, alternative Book of Common Prayer offered for its judgment last week by the Church of England, because the Church of England is interdependent with the British Government (see FOREIGN NEWS). The Church is "established." The King nominates its bishops; they sit as peers in the House of Lords. The Government administers the vast funds and properties of the Church. The two have been closely bound since Parliament passed the Uniformity Act of 1662.

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