Religion: Ecclesiastical Statecraft

Off to an easygoing start, the 55th triennial convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church warmed up to a lively boil. In Philadelphia last week the subject in the 150-man House of Bishops was Divorce. In the 700-man* House of Deputies it was Union. The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, had come from England to watch the proceedings. Presiding over the House of Bishops was the Episcopal Church's nearest equivalent (it was not very near) to the Primate of All England: the Most Rev. Henry St. George Tucker, Presiding Bishop of the Church since 1937, due...

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