Religion: Tidings

>The Rt. Rev. John E. Mines, Presiding Bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, is a genial, soft-spoken man with a self-deprecating sense of humor. Hines recently startled a meeting of San Francisco priests when he called himself "the worst administrator of any Episcopal Presiding Bishop in history." Last fortnight his fellow Episcopal bishops got a greater shock in the mail: a letter from Hines outlining his plan to retire as Presiding Bishop in the spring of 1974, after the triennial general convention next fall can elect a successor. Hines is the first Presiding Bishop in the church's history to quit early...

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