Religion: Healer's Trials

Split over an archbishop

When the Rev. Emmanuel Milingo was named Roman Catholic Archbishop of Lusaka in 1969, his qualifications seemed considerable: he was energetic, pious, modest, well educated and possessed of a popular touch. Milingo has not exactly lived up to the Vatican's hopes. Since April, he has been sequestered at a monastery in Rome for a year of "rest and reflection," as well as psychiatric observation. Milingo's detention has angered many Zambian Catholics, who held two large rallies in Kabwe last week demanding that the Vatican "release" their archbishop by Nov. 4. Some are even threatening schism.

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