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INTERVIEW: U of St. Thomas Prof., Expert on Catholicism Discusses Church Abuse Allegations

Updated: 12/18/2013 10:56 PM
Created: 12/18/2013 7:17 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

St. Paul police met with the lawyers for the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as two top clergy members to talk about the laundry list of misconduct allegations against priests.

Archbishop John Nienstedt was not there. He volunteered to temporarily step down, while police investigate the case against him.

A young man claims Nienstedt inappropriately touched him in a public setting, during a confirmation ceremony in 2009.

Dr. Charles Reid is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas and an expert on Catholicism. He talks about the allegations.


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