Religion: Hellhole Bishop

A hellhole for most white men is the black Republic of Liberia on Africa's west coast where the temperature averages 80°, and 100 inches of rainfall year in, year out. Nevertheless, Liberia is a missionary district of the Protestant Episcopal Church, entitled to a bishop. Its Episcopal communicants number 5,680, its clergy 42.

When the Episcopal House of Bishops held its annual meeting in Houston, Tex. last November, it accepted the resignation of Liberia's Bishop Robert Erskine Campbell, whose health had been wrecked after ten years on the job. Said Bishop Campbell:...

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