Religion: Words & Works

¶ The U.S. State Department presented the Russian Foreign Ministry with a sharply worded rejection of a Soviet proposal that would give Archbishop Boris of the Russian Orthodox Church permission to live permanently in the U.S. as administrative head of Russian Orthodoxy in North and South America. In return, the Russians had offered to permit Father Louis F. Dion, Assumptionist priest of Worcester, Mass., to replace Father Georges Bissonnette, expelled last March (TIME, March 14), who ministered to the American Roman Catholics in Moscow. There is no similarity, the U.S. note held, between Father Dion's "modest" functions and the powers sought...

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