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St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt speaks in a video in early December 2013 about clergy sex abuse allegations. On Dec. 17, 2013, he stepped away from public ministry after a boy accused him of iinapproprately touching him. (Forum News Service photo)

Archbishop temporarily steps aside after boy's allegations

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service

ST. PAUL -- The St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic archbishop today removed himself temporarily from public ministry after he was accused of inappropriately touching a boy in 2009.

The archdiocese said it learned of the allegations against Archbishop John Nienstedt last weekend. Nienstedt said he asked that the St. Paul police be informed.

He is accused of putting his hand on the boy's buttocks.

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