Father Pfleger reinstated to St. Sabina


CHICAGO — Father Michael Pfleger has been reinstated to his position as Senior Pastor at St Sabina Catholic Church, according to a press release from Cardinal Blase Cupich and the Archdiocese of Chicago Saturday.

Pfleger was asked to step away from the parish back in October as the archdiocese’s Independent Review Board investigated a second round of decades-old claims of child sex abuse levied against Pfleger in the last two years.

In the letter, Cupich said, “The Review Board has concluded that there is no reason to suspect Father Pfleger is guilty of these allegations. Having given careful consideration to their decision, which I fully accept, I now inform you that I am reinstating Father Pfleger to his position of senior pastor of the Faith Community of St. Sabina, effective immediately.”

This round of claims was alleged to have happened over 30 years ago, according to Cupich.

A year prior to this round of allegations, Fr. Pfleger was reinstated after three men — including a pair of brothers who were juveniles at the time — alleged Pfleger sexually them.

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