Religion: Mushing Bishop

In Seattle last week, a ruddy, paunchy little man quietly celebrated his Sard birthday. Then he went to Victoria, B. C. to visit for a week his 50-year-old wife, his youngest sons, schoolboys of 12 and 14. There this week Rt. Rev. Peter Trimble Rowe, oldest active bishop in the Anglican communion and one of the great missionaries of his time, celebrates the 44th anniversary of his consecration as Missionary Bishop of Alaska.

When Bishop Rowe went there in 1895, the Episcopal Church had three missions in its Alaska diocese (586,400 square miles). To reach them, he had to mush with a...

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