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Continued: Ex-vicar general advised Archbishop Nienstedt to resign

Laird said he told Nienstedt he would resign, and Nienstedt asked him to reconsider.

“I thought it was essential in light of the questions that had been raised that the archdiocese signal to its various constituencies, primarily victims … that we understand this issue … and that leadership needed to be accountable,” Laird said.

Laird has not had an assignment in the church since he left. He said the assignment process typically happens in June.


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