Religion: Blind Healer

One of the busiest men in Britain this week is a man named Godfrey Mowatt. He is tall, white-haired, 73 years old—and blind. With his hand lightly touching the shoulder of his guide, he is traveling to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Durham, Birmingham and Coventry to heal the sick.

Godfrey Mowatt is a faith healer, but he is no mumbo-jumbo medicine man. He carries credentials: a note on the stationery of Lambeth Palace and signed by the late Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. William Temple: "Mr. Godfrey Mowatt is taking services and speaking at meetings by my wish and authority." Under these words Dr. Geoffrey...

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