Religion: On the King's Highway

Sister Joan Marie Ryan, 38, bedraggled and ill with pleurisy, was routed from her prison bed by her Communist guards one day last week and taken to see a grave on the outskirts of Canton, China. Over the grassless mound rose a small stone slab engraved with three Chinese characters. At a glance, the nun, veteran of 13 years in the China missions, transliterated: FORD. At the graveside she was forced to sign a statement that the man ostensibly buried there had died "of old age and illness." Packed off the next day to...

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