Religion: Bird's Milk

To TIME Correspondent John Scott in Berlin last fortnight, three Russian Orthodox churchmen reported their recent command visit to the Soviet Union and the condition of their church there:

Archbishop Alexander Nemolowsky, 65, Russian Orthodox archbishop of Berlin, his assistant, Archpriest Sergei Tolojewsky, and Father Arkadyi Zakidalsky arose excitedly at three o'clock in the morning. They were going to Moscow. Emigrants from the Soviet Union for more than 20 years, they were about to return as guests of the Patriarch of atheist Russia.

The automobile from the Russian Kommandatura was supposed to come for them...

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