13 MAY 1882, Page 3

The Archbishop of Canterbury has explained to Con- vocation his

intention to introduce into the House of Lords a short Bill for the release of Mr. Green, on the lines of the suggestion which we made some weeks ago. The diffi- culty at present is that there is no constitutional means of releasing Mr. Green except on the initiative of the prosecution, which in this case is the Church Association,—a body whose only policy is relentless persecution. The Bill provides that the initiative of the Archbishops shall be substituted for that of the Church Association. We trust the Bill will be passed with as little delay as possible.