Minnesota archbishop opens investigation into fellow bishop
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Wednesday that he has opened an investigation — the first known of its kind under a new Vatican protocol — into...
Vatican urged to reveal status of ousted US archbishop
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent U.S. archbishop is asking the Vatican for answers about the status of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by his predecessor, who was forced to resign in 2015.
St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop Bernard Hebda wrote a remarkable letter to his flock Friday in which he revealed he sent the Vatican in 2016 a new allegation of improprieties with minors against retired Archbishop John Nienstedt.
The Latest: Ex-archbishop denies claim, welcomes probe
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. archbishop's request to address sexual misconduct allegations against former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt (all times local):
Former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt says he would welcome an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct that he claims is untrue.
Archbishop prohibits predecessor from celebrating mass
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he's troubled by the Vatican's failure to conclude an investigation into allegations that his predecessor behaved inappropriately with young men.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda says in a post on the archdiocese website Friday that investigative materials were submitted to the Vatican in 2014, but the Vatican apparently halted any investigation of its own when former Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned a year later.
Bankruptcy court OKs settlement for clergy sex abuse victims
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved a reorganization plan for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that will compensate victims of clergy sex abuse.
Judge Robert Kressel approved the $210 million settlement Tuesday. Hundreds of victims voted overwhelmingly in favor of the plan.
Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represented many of the victims, praised the survivors, saying their courage means children are safer.
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