A strong protest against the " threatened disintegration of the Church of England" is the gist of a statement just issued by the (Anglo) Catholic Advisory Council, which represents the views of the principal AngloCatholic societies.
The statement (1) Deplores the publication of the report of the doctrinal commission before any known consideration of it by the Bishops.
(2) Emphasises the historical truth of the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection.
(3) Deplores the toleration of the use of contraceptives and the modern Church's attitude towards divorce.
(4) States that the Doctrinal Report bears unconscious testimony to the gravity of the present situation by the complacency with which it regarded the serious errors now prevalent.
The marriage of Countess Geraldine Apponyi to King Zog of Albania took place on Wednesday. No official statement concerning the validity of the union in the eyes of the Church has been made in Rome. The Osservatore Romano, semiofficial Vatican paper, is completely silent on the matter.
The premiere performance of / Accuse at the Curzon Cinema, London (see page 10), has been postponed until next month