CHICAGO (CBS) — Four community groups will gather at noon Saturday at Saint Sabina Church to call for the reinstatement of Father Michael Pfleger as parish leader as he faces sex abuse allegations.
Rabbi Michael Ben Yosef will be among the speakers. He says allegations of sexual misconduct against Pfleger are baseless, and the false accusations will destroy Pfleger’s decades of work helping the community.READ MORE: Police Officer Shot; 15-Year-Old Wounded, 1 Killed In South Shore
Friday night about 100 people showed up at a rally and march at Saint Sabina.READ MORE: As Jury Deliberates In R. Kelly Sex Trafficking Case, What Impact Will Verdict Have On His Future Trials In Chicago?
The Archdiocese of Chicago is looking into accusations the Pfleger sexually abused a minor 40 years ago. According to the timeline, the incident would have happened before Pfleger arrived at St. Sabina.
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