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Archbishop Nienstedt, who resigned last year, now doing parish work

January 13, 2016

Archbishop John Nienstedt, who resigned last June from his post as Archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis, is now serving in a parish in the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The pastor of St. Philip’s church in Battle Creek, Michigan, announced in his parish bulletin that Archbishop Nienstedt “will be joining us to assist in various pastoral ministries” over the next six months. The archbishop will also celebrate Mass in other parishes when the pastors are absent, he said.

Archbishop Nienstedt resigned shortly after a Minnesota prosecutor filed criminal charges against the St. Paul archdiocese of an alleged failure to report sex-abuse complaints. The archbishop had also been hit with charges of personal misconduct, which he strongly denied.


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