Religion: Anglican Dilemma

For centuries the Church of England has been tied, in one way or another, to the British state. The King, as titular head of the Church, still nominally appoints bishops and deans; Parliament must pass on the smallest change in the Book of Common Prayer; ecclesiastical court cases may be appealed to civil courts. Such a state of affairs was once natural enough. But many a modern Englishman now asks: is it suitable in a modern socialist state?

Last week an answer came from a high quarter: England's second-ranking prelate, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Cyril Forster Garbett, Archbishop of York....

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