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Woman alleges Chicago priest sex abuse

CHICAGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A Chicago woman has filed a lawsuit alleging a Catholic priest began an affair with her in the midst of grief counseling, court records show.

The unidentified woman is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago for taking no action when her husband brought the allegations to it in December 2008, the Chicago Tribune said.

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The newspaper said it would not publish the priest's name as he hasn't been charged with anything.

The woman's suit claims she met the priest at a hospice where her terminally ill mother died in November 2008. They entered into an affair that lasted several months, the suit claims.

The archdiocese confirmed the priest is still working while a hospice spokesman said it had terminated his services as a grief counselor when the allegations came to light.

Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, called a news conference to demand the archdiocese take some action, the Tribune said.

"At the bare minimum, they should remove the priest while the lawsuit is pending," Blaine said.

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