People, Mar. 29, 1971

"Nowadays young people develop more quickly than they did in my day," says the Most Rev. Geoffrey Francis Fisher, 83, the former Archbishop of Canterbury. In a new book, Touching on Christian Truth, Dr. Fisher proposes to help the young avoid the sin of fornication by reviving the ancient rite of betrothal. "It would have to take place with the full consent of the two families," he wrote. "It would, in fact, be a sacramental act, made, as indeed marriage itself is, essentially by the two persons themselves. After that, sexual intercourse between them...

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