Religion: The Devil in Westminster

Some Anglican bishops of England spoke of the Devil last week, and not surprisingly he turned up.

On the first day of the Convocation of Canterbury in Westminster's Church Assembly Hall—presided over by the Archbishop, Geoffrey Francis Fisher—the divines were discussing the report of a church commission on the Ministry of Healing. The Venerable Maxwell Dunlop, 59, archdeacon of Aston, rose to express his distress at the report's appendix on the subject of exorcism. "Apparently no member of the commission has questioned whether demons really exist," said Archdeacon Dunlop.

Sarcastically, he reviewed the recommended procedure: "If the demon seems at all active, the...

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