Religion: Unhappy Situation

Throughout most of Christendom, from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, both Protestants and Roman Catholics celebrated a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity that the divisions between Christians might speedily be healed.

The prayers were not the same, nor were they said together. There is a Roman Catholic ban on participating in formal worship not specifically Roman Catholic. But for the past ten years an English organization, known as the Church Union, has sponsored "Union of Christendom" meetings, at which, until four years ago, Roman Catholic priests spoke together with non-Catholic clergy and laymen.

In 1946 Britain's Cardinal Griffin forbade priests to speak....

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