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.
The statement did not give reasons for Flynn's or McDonough's resignations, and university spokesman Doug Hennes declined to comment.
Efforts to reach Flynn
on Saturday evening for comment were not successful.
Flynn, who served as archbishop from 1995 to 2008, had chaired the university's trustees since 1995.