Fr. Chester Przybylo

Ordained: 1976
Status: Settled

Died: 02/6/2021
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Also known as Czeslaw Przybylo. Ordained in Poland. Worked in Syracuse NY, Allentown PA, Dane WI, Whiting IN, and Chicago IL. Removed from public ministry in 1993. Sued in Chicago in 2006; accused of abuse of a boy, ages 13-17, during 1987-1991. Auxiliary bishop allegedly was told at the time and rebuffed the victim. Przybylo filed suit 3/20/2007 against the plaintiff and SNAP, alleging defamation of character. Diocese settled in 12/2008 with the plaintiff for $1.375M. Przybylo denied all allegations. Chicago said he was never part of the archdiocese. Court dismissed suit against him in 12/2009. He filed suit against the plaintiff in 1/2010. Added to the Chicago archdiocese’s list of those with substantiated allegations 11/28/2018. Przybylo died in 2021. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report, which notes two “reported survivors,” of abuse in Chicago 1982-1984 and 1987-1991.

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