Religion: Pike's Peak

Dean James A. Pike is like a spike—tough and sharp. Combined with tireless energy, Dean Pike's spikiness has made him, in barely twelve years of Episcopal ministry, one of the most widely heard Protestant voices in the U.S. Last week it made him a bishop-elect.

In the dim, Gothic gloom of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral house on Nob Hill, 115 clerical and 385 lay delegates elected him Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of California—slated to succeed Diocesan Bishop Karl Morgan Block when he retires next December. It took six ballots to do it. In...

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