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  • Minn. archbishop cooperates with investigation of 'false' claims

    Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul, Minn., has ordered a third party investigation of himself following recent accusations of sexual misconduct, which he denies as being "entirely false."

  • Ex-deputy suggested Twin Cities archbishop resign

    The former top deputy at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis suggested last fall that Archbishop John Nienstedt consider resigning in light of a clergy sex abuse scandal, according to a deposition released Wednesday.

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Archbishop John Nienstedt, leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, rides in a vehicle in St. Paul, Minn., on his way to giving a deposition. Attorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests are releasing the deposition of Nienstedt. It was the first time since he became archbishop six years ago that he has had to answer these questions under oath. The deposition was taken as part of a lawsuit filed by a man who claims a priest abused him in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio,  Jennifer Simonson) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Minn. archbishop deposition on abuse made public

    Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt said in a recent sworn deposition that he hasn't reprimanded or disciplined anyone for the way church officials have handled allegations of clergy sexual abuse, and he doesn't think he should have, according to a recording of the deposition that was made public Tuesday.

  • Archbishop deposition on abuse to be released

    Attorneys for an alleged sexual abuse victim plan Tuesday to release St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt's deposition.

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Archbishop John Nienstedt talks to the media at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina, Minn. A task force commissioned by the archdiocese reported Monday, April 14, 2014, that there have been serious shortcomings in how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests because too much decision-making power was given to one or two people who weren't subject to adequate oversight. Nienstedt has pledged to accept the recommendations of a task force recommending forming a single clergy-review board with a majority of laypeople to review all allegations of clergy misconduct. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Richard Tsong-Taatarii, File)

    Abuse task force recommends archdiocese changes

    There have been serious shortcomings in how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests because too much decision-making power was given to one or two people who weren't subject to adequate oversight, a task force commissioned by the archdiocese reported Monday.

  • Archdiocese: Archbishop cooperated with deposition

    The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis is disputing the suggestion that Archbishop John Nienstedt didn't cooperate fully with a court-ordered deposition.

  • Twin Cities archbishop appears in civil suit

    Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt abruptly ended a court deposition about his handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations in St. Paul and Minneapolis, an attorney suing the church said.

  • St. Paul-Minneapolis archbishop glad to return to ministry

    Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis is happy to resume public ministry, after he recused himself during an investigation which did not end in charges over accusations he inappropriately touched a youth.

  • Minnesota news in brief at 7:59 p.m. CDT

    The leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he'll return to public ministry, after authorities announced they will decline to prosecute him over an allegation of inappropriate touching.

  • Nienstedt returns to public ministry

    The leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he'll return to public ministry, after authorities announced they will decline to prosecute him over an allegation of inappropriate touching.

  • Prosecutors won't charge Minnesota archbishop

    Archbishop John Nienstedt will not face criminal charges in connection with an allegation that he inappropriately touched a boy during a public photo shoot in 2009, authorities announced Tuesday.

  • Judge orders archbishop to be deposed under oath

    A judge has ordered the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to allow attorneys for an alleged clergy abuse victim to depose Archbishop John Nienstedt and former Vicar General Kevin McDonough.

  • San Diego mayoral candidate David Alvarez cast his ballot as a his daughter, Izel, holds onto his leg at a polling location in the Logan Heights neighborhood where Alvarez grew up and still lives Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    San Diego gives GOP a win in mayor's race

    A moderate Republican city councilman scored a decisive win in the election for San Diego mayor, offering a dose of good news for a party that has fared poorly in California and in races to lead major American cities.

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