St. Sabina’s Rev. Michael Pfleger faces 2nd allegation of child sex abuse; priest’s lawyers assail ‘false attacks

Chicago Sun-Times

January 24, 2021

By Madeline Kenny

In a statement on St. Sabina pastor Michael Pfleger’s behalf, his lawyers denied the allegations.

A second person has come forward with allegations of sex abuse as a minor by Rev. Michael Pfleger, which attorneys of the longtime St. Sabina Church pastor have called “false attacks … motivated by greed.”

Pfleger, one of the most prominent figures in the Catholic community in Chicago, stepped away from the Auburn Gresham parish earlier this month at the archdiocese’s request as it investigates decades-old sexual abuse allegations made by another person.

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s general counsel “just received” the additional allegation, a spokesperson said Sunday evening.

“It is important to note that Fr. Pfleger remains removed from ministry pending the outcome of civil and church investigations,” the spokesperson said in an email. “We will continue to follow our process as we do with all such allegations.”

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