Friday, April 4
(St. Paul, MN) -- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is defending the statements made by Archbishop John Nienstedt during a four-hour deposition on Wednesday. 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.