Ex-Minn Archbishop Flynn resigns St. Thomas post

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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 12:00 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The retired Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Harry Flynn, has resigned as chair of the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees, the school announced Saturday, becoming the second leader to quit the board of the St. Paul-based Roman Catholic institution this month amid fresh criticism over the handling of clergy sexual misconduct cases.

The university said in a statement that the board accepted Flynn's retirement as chair and board member at its regular meeting Thursday. The statement also confirmed the board's vice chair, the Rev. Kevin McDonough, a former vicar general of the archdiocese, resigned from the board Oct. 4.

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