Religion: An Empire Prays

A month ago England's Archbishop of Canterbury declined to set aside a special day of prayer, on the grounds that it would be "misunderstood or rather misrepresented by the enemy." But last Sunday, in Westminster Abbey, the Archbishop gravely led just such a special day. In the Empire's dark hour, the King himself had proclaimed a Day of National Prayer throughout the Empire.

BBC broadcast three services, one of them conducted by the Archbishop of York, to Britain's soldiers and sailors. In Westminster Cathedral, Cardinal Kinsley celebrated High Mass. The King's chaplain, the Reverend Pat McCormick, preached to tense crowds at...

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