MUST SETTLE A TICKLISH RELIGIOUS PROBLEM.

 

Galicians in the United States Ask to Be Taken Into the Russian Church.

 

LONDON, October 5.— The correspondent of the Times at St. Petersburg says: The Armenian Catholic dignitaries have assented to the request of the Armenian refugees in the United States that the Anglican bishop in Washington should ordain some of their number as priests.

The Russian Government is confronted with a delicate political question by a petition forwarded through the Russian bishop of San Francisco by thousands of Galician immigrants in the United States and Brazil for admission to the Russian Church and Russian nationality. Their leanings toward the Russian Church led them to leave Galicia and seek refuge in America from Austrian persecution, and should the Government grant the petition it is feared that Austria would protest.

 

The New York Times (?), October 6, 1901.