Religion: Federal Council

Dr. Samuel Parkes Cadman had last week been president of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America for four years and it was necessary that someone be elected to replace him. Accordingly, the delegates, convened last week in Rochester, N. Y., cast their votes and Bishop Francis J. McConnell, now of the New York Area of the Methodist Episcopal Church was discovered to have been made president.

Bishop McDonnell is the sixth president the Council has had since it was organized 20 years ago. Two of his predecessors like himself have been Methodists; Dr. Cadman is a Congregationalist, a radio-preacher,...