Archbishop Deposed for Four Hours 03 Apr 14

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is defending the statements made by Archbishop John Nienstedt during a four-hour deposition on Wednesday.

MNN reports the four hour session ended abruptly according to the attorney of one of the men suing the Catholic Church for alleged sexual abuse by priests. Attorney Jeff Anderson said the archbishop walked out after being pressed to turn over more files related to accusations against priests to police.

The Archdiocese says Nienstedt accepted responsibility for mistakes made since he became archbishop in 2008 and expressed regret for how the sexual abuse allegations were handled in the past.

  • Anonymous

    See, that wasn’t so bad, now was it. Next time, you are deposed, you won’t feel so uptight and nervous.

  • Anonymous

    Once again, Jeff Anderson has struck a nerve. That almost always tells the attorney that the deponent has something to hide. And the sooner it comes out, the better off everyone will be.