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St. Louis, Mo., Oct 16, 2022 / 12:50 pm – A well-known Chicago priest has been asked to step aside from ministry during an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse against a minor.
Father Michael Pfleger, senior pastor at St. Sabina parish and a well-known social activist, will live away from his parish while the allegation — which he denies — is investigated. The alleged abuse occurred more than 30 years ago, the archdiocese says.
In an Oct. 15 letter, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago said Pfleger has “agreed to cooperate fully” with the request to step aside from ministry following the allegation made to the Office for Child Abuse Investigations and Review. .,..