Religion: Chapel of the Four

The Rev. Daniel A. Poling, world-famed preacher, resigned last week from Philadelphia's Baptist Temple to assume direction of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, a memorial to the four Army chaplains—two Protestant, one Catholic, one Jewish—who went down with the torpedoed troopship Dorchester in 1943 after giving their life belts to G.I.s. One of them was Dr. Poling's own son. The inter-faith memorial now being built in Philadelphia will have a Hebrew tabernacle, Catholic altar and Protestant altar on a revolving base.


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