Religion: Youngest Bishop

In a church on the ground floor of a Manhattan apartment house one day last week three middle-aged bishops consecrated a 33-year-old who thereupon became the youngest bishop in the U. S. Two years ago the youngest was a 32-year-old Roman Catholic, Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Augustine Kearney of Brooklyn (TIME, Jan. 7, 1935). Last week's youngest was Rev.

Howard David Higgins of the Reformed Episcopal Church, which has 8,200 members in the U. S. The entire hierarchy of his church in North America did the consecrating: Bishop Frank V. C. Cloak of the...

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