Religion: Challenge in Kunming

Eight bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church gathered together last week for the sacred act of laying on of hands. The place: All-Saints-by-the-Sea in Santa Barbara, Calif. The occasion: the first consecration in the U.S. of an Oriental bishop. Episcopal bishops are usually consecrated in cathedrals, but China-born Rt. Rev. Quentin K. Y. Huang, who studied for the ministry in the U.S., had deliberately chosen the tiny (300 communicants) church at Santa Barbara. Reason: for several years it had been the only guaranteed source of financial support for relief work he directed in...

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