ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five men who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were minors are planning to sue the Vatican and are demanding the names of thousands of predator...
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has left the priesthood, some 3½ years after his abrupt resignation amid allegations that church officials mishandled the case of a priest found with child pornography.
Former Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt said Thursday that he is relieved that the public now is aware of the fate of an investigation into alleged sexual improprieties by him.
A day after a 2014 memo from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was made public stating that a Vatican emissary quashed the investigation, Nienstedt repeated that he has done nothing improper, despite allegations of misconduct revealed in documents released Wednesday by the Ramsey...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers investigating a Minnesota archbishop in 2014 found compelling and credible allegations from nearly a dozen people that he engaged in sexual misconduct and harassment, then retaliated when his advances were rejected, according to an internal church document made public this week.
Although Archbishop John Nienstedt eventually stepped down under fire as head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he remains a priest in good standing and...
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