Religion: Repercussions from Rhodes

"It wasn't an easy meeting, but it was a good one," said General Secretary Willem Visser 't Hooft of the World Council of Churches, as the council's tenth annual Central Committee meeting in Rhodes adjourned last week. The meeting was good for its air-clearing exchanges between Protestant and Orthodox delegates —and even, offstage, with the Roman Catholic observers to Rhodes (TIME, Aug. 31). It was also hard because it did not produce the one big thing the W.C.C. had hoped for: a real breakdown of the barriers separating the Protestant and Orthodox churches....

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