Religion: Duty at Lexington

Dr. Henry Pryor Almon Abbott learned last week that he must remain on duty as bishop (Episcopalian) of the Lexington, Ky., diocese. Bishop Abbott tendered his resignation last month after one of his parish priests, Julius Arnold Velasco, had married a Roman Catholic girl against the bishop's insistence. A diocese court cleared the priest of everything but using defamatory language against his chief (TIME, May 12).

Because such resignations pass through the Presiding Bishop's hands, and because he did not want the serenity of the Church disturbed by the House of Bishops considering...

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