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Funeral Set For Wednesday For Reverend Andrew Greeley

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CHICAGO (STMW) — A funeral has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chicago priest, best-selling author, noted sociologist and long-time Sun-Times columnist Father Andrew Greeley who died last Thursday.

Greeley — who had been in poor health after snagging his coat in the door of a taxicab and being dragged after it pulled away in 2008 — died early Thursday at his condo in the John Hancock Building. He was 85.

Greeley, who was also a college professor, was an outspoken-yet-tolerated critic of Catholic hierarchy and doctrine.

His wake is set for Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church at 9235 S. Hamilton Ave.

Greeley’s funeral mass will be Wednesday at noon at Christ the King with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

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