Father Michael Pfleger was suspended from his ministry at St. Sabina Catholic Church by Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday.
Pfleger recently rejected the Catholic Church’s offer to head Leo High School in the same neighborhood as his parish.
In a letter written by Cardinal George to the controversial priest, George said Pfleger’s public remarks that he would leave the Catholic Church rather than accept an assignment outside of St. Sabina led to his decision.
“If that is truly your attitude, you have already left the Catholic Church and are therefore not able to pastor a Catholic parish,” George wrote.
To see a timeline of Father Pfleger’s tenure at St. Sabina Church, click here.