MINNEAPOLIS — The home of the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is a crime scene.
Police said burglars described as “real pros” broke into the home over the weekend and stole rings and crosses adorned with jewels. The church said the items are “historically and reverentially irreplaceable.”
The thieves entered Archbishop John Nienstedt’s home by climbing up to a second-story window and breaking glass that police said was “three or four inches thick.” A police spokesman said the thieves were “pros” and “executed a well-thought-out plan.”
Rosaries and a small safe are missing, too.
Nienstedt was in Rome at the time of the break-in Saturday morning.