Religion: Unbudgeable Bishops

Dr. William Thomas Manning, 77 and Episcopal Bishop of New York since 1921, set his stern, septuagenarian face, and flatly refused to get off his episcopal throne. Heartened, Buffalo's Bishop Cam eron Josiah Davis, a comparative young ster of 70, said he would not budge either. The trouble started last October, when the Episcopal Church's Triennial General Convention (TIME, Oct. 18, 1943) ruled that bishops must retire at the age of 72. The convention also resolved that this rule was "binding upon the present members of the House [of Bishops]."

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