The Holy Father, Pope Benedict has appointed Bishop John Clayton Nienstedt of New Ulm, Minneosta, as coadjutor archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The archbishop-elect was born in Detroit, U.S.A., in 1947, he was ordained a priest in 1974, and consecrated a bishop in 1996.
Statement from Archbishop Flynn: "I have known Bishop Nienstedt and have worked closely with him for a number of years and I am most pleased that he will be my eventual successor. He is a spiritual leader who is dedicated to the teachings of the Church, is a student of moral theology, a fine administrator and a leader who inspires others to match his high degree of devotion and service to the laity and to our priests."
This is very exciting news for the Twin Cities Catholic Church. Please join me in praying for our new coadjutor.