The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Church Abuse Minnesota

Archbishop John Nienstedt, head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, talked Sunday to the media at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina. Nienstedt, in a letter posted Tuesday on the archdiocese website, says he is stepping aside from public ministry after an allegation that he touched an underage male. Nienstedt denies the allegations but is removing himself from ministry pending an investigation.