Religion: Schism In Rochester

The sharp sword of schism fell last week upon the Christian Science Church. Keen-eyed Scientists found the news in a small story buried among the ads on page 2 of the Christian Science Monitor: "The Mother Church ... in Boston, Massachusetts, received from the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist, Rochester, N.Y., notice of its withdrawal as a branch of the Mother Church . . ."

All of the Rochester church's approximately 50 members were in favor of the split. Actually they had been working up to it ever since 1943, when two Rochester board members published pamphlets under the pseudonym "Paul Revere,"...

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