Religion: Bishop from China

A month ago China's Bishop Chen Wenyuan, steaming across the Pacific on a U.S. hospital transport, was thrilled when the ship sighted two Japanese submarines. This week in Manhattan U.S. Protestant leaders welcomed the 45-year-old Methodist Bishop ("China's No. 1 Protestant") as the unofficial ambassador of another famed Chinese Methodist, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.*

Through Bishop Chen, the Generalissimo invited U.S. Protestant Churches to send missionaries to postwar China, not as guests, but as comrades in the gigantic spiritual and material reconstruction that the nation will face. He was especially appreciative of the recent...