Religion: Tidings

>The seven Roman Catholic bishops of The Netherlands, who presented such a progressive front at the Second Vatican Council, have suffered another breach in their ranks. A year ago Pope Paul introduced the first new conservative into the Dutch hierarchy by appointing Adrianus Simonis to the see of Rotterdam, ignoring the nominations of the diocesan chapter (TIME, Jan. 18, 1971). Now he has named Johannes Mathias Gijsen, 39, a friend of Simonis and heretofore the rector of an old-age home in a tiny village, to the southern Netherlands diocese of Roermond. As with...

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