Religion: Primate Perry

A curious election was held last week in Chicago. It was preceded by no oratory, either to praise, defame or nominate a candidate. There were, officially, no candidates. Nonetheless Rt. Rev. Dr. James De Wolf Perry, Bishop of Rhode Island, was elected presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U. S., became thereby the U. S. analog to Most Reverend Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bishop Perry was chosen amid the whining of a great Chicago blizzard (see p. 13) so tempestuous that only 84% of the 134 bishops eligible...

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