Clergy: Pastor Niem

Remembered for leading his church's opposition to Hitler, Evangelical Pastor Martin Niemöller still enjoys a reputation abroad as one of Germany's most respected clerics. He was elected one of six co-presidents of the World Council of Churches in 1961, will help preside at the council's meeting this week in Nigeria. But at home Niemöller is more and more regarded with the same kind of pained dismay that Anglican clerics reserved for the late "Red Dean" of Canterbury—and for a not wholly dissimilar reason. He is now a militant but myopic neutralist, whose angry blasts against "warmongering" always seem to be...

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