Pfleger may be transferred from his parish

Chicago Cardinal Francis George is in discussion with controversial priest Father Michael Pfleger to discuss the possibility of Pfleger’s departure from St. Sabina, where he has served for 30 years.

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said “several options” for Pfleger’s post-St. Sabina future were discussed. But “no offer was proffered,” the source said.

On Monday, WBBM-Channel 2 cited unnamed sources in reporting that Cardinal George asked Pfleger to take over struggling Leo High School.

Pfleger told the station he could “neither confirm nor deny [the request] at this point.” However, he did say he was “in discussions with the Archdiocese but you know those are private conversations at this point and I can’t comment at this point about those conversations.” Pfleger has been at St. Sabina, 1210 W. 78th, since 1981 — a tenure longer than Archdiocesan priests are typically permitted to stay in one parish.

Chicago Catholic Schools Supt. Sister Mary Paul McCaughey said in a statement Wednesday any conversations that Pfleger “may or may not” have had with Cardinal George are a private personnel matter.


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