Minnesota Archbishop Steps Down In Wake Of Abuse Scandal
Two leaders of the Catholic church in Minnesota have stepped down, with their archdiocese facing charges of covering up sexual abuse.By Sebastian Martinez | June 15, 2015
Two high profile members of Minnesota's Catholic Church have controversially stepped down.
Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche announced their resignations Monday, amid charges of mishandling claims of sexual abuse in the church. (Video via Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Franciscan University of Steubenville)
Now, neither of the two have been charged, but as high-ranking members of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, which is facing those charges, they say they hope their resignations can offer a new beginning.