Archbishop Nienstedt, Exonerated After Abuse Charges, Will Return to Work

Archbishop Nienstedt

Archbishop John Nienstedt will return to his post as head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after being exonerated of all charges in an abuse case.The archbishop had called charges against him "absolutely and entirely false" but stepped aside temporarily in December 2013, pending officials' investigation of charges that he had touched a young man's buttocks during a group photo on May 5, 2009, following a Confirmation ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Paul.According to a … [Read more...]