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Archbishop denies touching boy’s rear, steps aside for investigation

Posted: December 18, 2013 at 5:18 a.m.

Archbishop John Nienstedt, head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, talks to the media Sunday at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina, Minn. Nienstedt, in a letter posted Tuesday on the archdiocese website, says he is stepping aside from public ministry after an allegation that he touched a boy.

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Tuesday that he is stepping aside from public ministry effective immediately after an allegation that he inappropriately touched an underage boy on the buttocks during a public photo session.

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