Fr. William L. Lupo

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 04/30/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Alleged in the early 1990s to have had inappropriate relationships with three teenage girls 1979-1986 while assigned to St. Mary’s Parish in Des Plaines. He denied the charges. After treatment and evaluation by the archdiocese’s Fitness Review Board he was allowed restricted ministry at St. Damian Peter. There he was to be monitored by a retired priest and was never to be in the presence of minors without another adult present. Restrictions were lifted in 1995, but back in place in 1998. New investigation late 2001 after a woman claimed a sexual relationship with Lupo in 1984 when she was age 23. He denied it, saying he only gave her “slight pecks on the cheek.” Resigned from the priesthood 12/02, writing to Cardinal George that he feared continuing to fight the allegations would harm his health. Laicized in 12/14. Died in 4/21.

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