Only in England

Here is a quote from the 99th Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, commenting in the 1960’s on a possible choice to succeed him:

“Dr. Ramsey is a theologian, a scholar, and a man of prayer. Therefore he is entirely unsuitable.”

Michael Ramsey nevertheless was appointed the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, and he went on to become perhaps the most popular English bishop of the 20th century. That he was a scholar and a man of prayer turned out not to be disadvantageous. —J. Douglas Ousley

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