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Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, right, and Tom Halden, director of communications for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis, walk back to the chancery after announcing the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche during a news conference at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis Chancery in St. Paul Minn., Monday, June 15, 2015. In the last two years, Nienstedt was besieged by a clergy sex-abuse scandal that included numerous lawsuits from victims and led to bankruptcy. Then earlier this month, the archdiocese was criminally charged with failing to protect children. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

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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

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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)