REV. MICHAEL PFLEGER REMOVED FROM ST. SABINA FOR DECADES-OLD SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATION. Cardinal Blasé Cupich announced what he called “the difficult news” in a letter to the St. Sabina community Tuesday. He wrote he asked Pfleger to step aside while the archdiocese investigates allegations more than 40 years old.
January 5, 2021
Sam Kelly, Elvia Malagón, Robert Herguth
Chicago Sun Times
Father Michael Pfleger, the longtime pastor at St. Sabina Church and one of the most prominent priests in Chicago, has been removed from the Auburn Gresham parish following revelations of a decades-old sexual abuse allegation against a minor.
Cardinal Blase Cupich announced “the difficult news” in a letter to the St. Sabina community Tuesday, saying he has “asked Father Pfleger to step aside from ministry following receipt by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review of an allegation