Religion: Manchester to York

To succeed Cosmo Gordon Lang as Archbishop of York when on Nov. 12 (if Parliament approves) York becomes Archbishop of Canterbury, King George V as head of the Church of England last week nominated none of the prelates whom most of his subjects expected. He preferred William Temple, 46, Bishop of Manchester since 1921.

Like the present Archbishop of York and Canterbury, Bishop Temple owes his swift rise, in part, to his intimacy with British royalty, but chiefly to his great ability as a leader of social work (particularly labor movements) and as a...

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