Episcopalians: Successor for Pike

"Hello, Kim? This is Jim," said California's retiring Episcopal Bishop James A. Pike into a phone at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. "Has anyone told you the news?" No one had. But there was no better way for Michigan's Suffragan Bishop C. (for Chauncie) Kilmer Myers, awakened at 3:30 a.m. at his home in Detroit, to learn that he had just been elected Pike's successor.

When the balloting started, Myers, 50, seemed one of the least likely winners in a field of eight. But as a deadlock developed among liberals, moderates, and a minority of conservatives, Myers took on strength...

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