Former Archbishop Nienstedt to lead services at Catholic conference

- So where does a Minnesota Archbishop go after bankruptcy and a criminal investigation?  How about California wine country.

John Nienstedt resigned as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis last June. He left the Archdiocese in bankruptcy and amid a criminal investigation, stemming from a cover-up of sexual abuse in the church.

In May, the Fox 9 Investigators had tracked John Nienstedt to Michigan.  But according to the church abuse survivors group, SNAP, Nienstedt is on the move again.

This time, the group says he's working with a Catholic conference known as the Napa Institute, which is holding its annual conference this weekend at the upscale Meritage Hotel in Napa Valley. 

The Executive Director of the Napa Insititute confirms for Fox 9 that Nienstedt will be performing devotional services there this weekend, but wouldn't comment if he will have a permanent affiliation with the group.  

SNAP says given his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the church, that is an honor he should not receive, and that he should be de-frocked.

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