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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

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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.

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