Religion: Carolina Bishop

There are 130 Episcopal bishops in the U. S. Like their 102 Roman Catholic brothers, they claim membership in a succession which goes back to apostolic times. To this succession last week was added a new member, Rev. Robert Emmet Gribbin who in Winston-Salem, N. C. was consecrated Bishop of Western North Carolina.

Born of Irish parents 46 years ago in South Carolina, Bishop Gribbin has a more martial background than most Episcopal prelates. He went to the Citadel, famed military academy of Charleston, S. C., taught there two years before going to Manhattan's General Theological Seminary and becoming a priest....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!