Religion: Cosmo Cantuar Steps Down

The 94th successor to St. Augustine will retire March 31.

This is no mean event—for the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Cosmo Gordon Lang, P.C., G.C.V.O., D.D., D.C.L., LL.D., D.Litt., Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, is the senior prelate of the Anglican Church, which with its worldwide affiliates (including the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.) has 40,000,000 members. Spiritually, only the Pope has more followers. Temporally, Canterbury ranks among Britons next to the royal family, takes precedence over the Prime Minister. Even a King cannot safely defy him, for his opposition, making use of the Anglican stand against...

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