The Roman Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen. Scotland, gave up his office this month to keep his housekeeper. The Most Rev. Francis Walsh, 62, had been ordered by the Vatican to fire Mrs. Ruby MacKenzie, 42, divorced wife of a Presbyterian minister. Townspeople complained she had “traveled about” with him. The prelate blamed a jealous woman and five priests for the campaign against him. Walsh was permitted to retain his rank as titular Bishop of Birta, but without a diocese.1
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