Religion: South Pacific First

"My grandfather was a cannibal," said the brand-new Anglican bishop to a reporter last week. "I remember his giving me a tip—the palms of a man's hands make the best eating." The Right Rev. George Ambo, 37, had a miter placed on his head in St. John's Cathedral of Brisbane, Australia, and became the first South Pacific native to be made a bishop. Twelve bishops assisted Brisbane's Archbishop Reginald Halse at the consecration before a congregation of 2,000, including Bishop Ambo's tribally tattooed wife, Marcella, 31, and their 13-year-old son Oliver.

Bishop Ambo was born in a grass-thatched hut in a tiny...

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