Religion: Benefit of Clergy

The 299 ministers of the Presbyterian Church in Canada who earn the minimum yearly salary of $2,000 didn't know who their Santa Claus was. Each of them had received an anonymous Christmas present of $25. The grateful clergymen wrote thank-you letters to the church whose stationery the mysterious donor had used—St. Andrew's in Ottawa—and asked that the thanks be forwarded. "Some of those letters were so pathetic," said the anonymous philanthropist later, "that I decided something must be done about it." Last week, something was done.

The Presbyterian Church announced it had received a gift of $1,000,000 to set up a 2O-year...

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