Roman Catholic

Minneapolis Archbishop Steps Down over Accusations of Inappropriate Touching

Investigation over claims brought forth by underage male


The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he is voluntarily stepping down following an allegation that he inappropriately touched an underage male.

Officials with the Archdiocese announced Tuesday that an allegation has been brought by a mandated reporter within the Church to the St. Paul Police of inappropriate touching of a minor male on the buttocks by Archbishop John Nienstedt.