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Continued: Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt faces new sex claims

Tegeder said he hears from a growing number of laypeople who want change.

“People are just tired and discouraged,’’ he said. “If he would step down, it would be the most healing thing he could do.’’

 

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  • Archbishop John Nienstedt

  • Archbishop JOHN NIENSTEDT

    Born: March 18, 1947, in Detroit.

    Career: Ordained in 1974. Appointed auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Detroit in 1996. Named bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm in 2001. Became archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on May 2, 2008.

    Earlier: An allegation that Nienstedt touched a boy’s buttocks after a confirmation ceremony in 2009 has been investigated; no charges have been filed.

    What’s new: A law firm is investigating allegations of misconduct involving Nienstedt and seminarians, priests and other men.

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