Welcome to our new ordinary!
It's official - Archbishop John Nienstedt is the ordinary of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Am I really the first of the local blogs to post this?
From the Vatican's daily Bollettino:
RINUNCIA E SUCCESSIONE DELL’ARCIVESCOVO DI ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS (U.S.A.)
Il Santo Padre ha accettato la rinuncia al governo pastorale dell’arcidiocesi di St. Paul and Minneapolis (U.S.A.), presentata da S.E. Mons. Harry Flynn, in conformità al can. 401 § 1 del Codice di Diritto Canonico.
Gli succede il Coadiutore S.E. Mons. John C. Neinstedt.
My quick translation:
Resignation and Succession of the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis (USA)
The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis presented by His Excellency Harry Flynn, in conformity with canon 401 §1 of the Code of Canon Law [A diocesan bishop who has completed the seventy-fifth year of age is requested to present his resignation from office to the Supreme Pontiff, who will make provision after he has examined all the circumstances.].
He is succeeded by the Coadjutor, His Excellency John C. Neinstedt.