A gay man who married his long-term partner has been asked to resign from his post as music director at a Catholic Church in Minnesota.

According to CBS affiliate WCCO, after Jamie Manzi-Moore married over the weekend, Archbishop John Nienstedt asked him to resign the post he's held for 17 years at St. Victoria Catholic Church.

Manzi-Moore said Father Bob White had pleaded with Nienstedt to keep him in the position.

White referred to Manzi-Moore as “our beloved director of music” in an email notifying the congregation of the decision.

“I was heartbroken. I was absolutely heartbroken,” Manzi-Moore told the television station.

In a statement, Nienstedt said Manzi-Moore's actions were “contrary to the Catholic faith.”

Nienstedt, a vocal opponent of marriage equality, was recently accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with seminarians, priests and other men. The church has started an investigation and Nienstedt has denied the allegations.

(Related: Archbishop John Nienstedt: I'm not gay.)