Personality, Feb. 11, 1952

(Of Britain's 50 million inhabitants, about 3½ million are Roman Catholics. The leaders of that church in Britain have traditionally included many men notable in the arts, public life, or scholarship—of whom Msgr. Ronald Knox, wit, popular author, preacher and Biblical scholar, is a brilliant example—Ed.)

AT THE AGE of 63, Monsignor Knox is probably the outstanding Roman Catholic churchman in Britain. He has recently completed the first Catholic translation of the complete Bible into English in more than 350 years. Novelist Evelyn Waugh has suggested that, as Bible reading declines among non-Catholics, Knox's Bible may some day be the best-known version...

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