Religion: Travelers

Out of an airplane in Moscow last Sunday stepped a benign ecclesiastic in a purple cassock and cap. He was Britain's No. 2 primate, Dr. Cyril Forster Garbett, Archbishop of York. He came to visit Patriarch Sergius, Metropolitan of All Russia, a fortnight after Joseph Stalin had given his blessing to the Russian Orthodox Church (TIME, Sept. 13), a few days after the 76-year-old Patriarch had been enthroned in his jampacked Cathedral with Ritualistic pomp not seen in Russia since the Bolshevik revolution. Following his enthronement, the Metropolitan blessed the Soviet Government (whose members, like all Communists, are atheists), and invoked...

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