Religion: Archbishop for the Americas

A Harvard Divinity School graduate with a lingering devotion to the Boston Red Sox last week became the spiritual ruler of 1,300,000 Greek Orthodox believers in North and South America. Elected Archbishop of the Americas: black-bearded, handsome Metropolitan James of Malta, 48, a U.S. citizen who was born Jacob A. Koukouzes on the Turkish island of Imros. His impressive qualifications for the position, second biggest in his church: 16 years as a Greek Orthodox theologian and chief vicar of congregations in New York and New England, four years as Greek Orthodoxy's highly effective...

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