Religion: Wham!

Union between the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches has been in a palpitant state of slow motion for six years. Last July the Commission on Approaches to Unity produced the "Basic Principles" for union. Last Sunday New York's Bishop William T. Manning, in one fistlike sermon at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, beat the Basic Principles, and probably all hope of church union, to a pulp. The Basic Principles, said Manning, would destroy the Episcopal faith, turn the Episcopal Church into a Presbyterian Church.

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