Religion: No. 2 Anglican

The worldwide Anglican Communion has a new top prelate in a new top job. To streamline its scattered activities in a jet-shrinking world, the Archbishop of Canterbury last week announced that he had picked an American: the Right Rev. Stephen Fielding Bayne Jr., Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Olympia, Wash.

Trim, twinkle-eyed Bishop Bayne, 50, is noted for his energy as well as his outspoken, often unorthodox ways; at last summer's five-week-long Lambeth Conference, he was chief architect of a trenchant report on "The Family in Contemporary Society," endorsing contraception as a...

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