THREATENED: Uncertain Future for St. Adalbert’s Church After Removal of La Pietà Statue (Chicago 7 2014, 2016, 2019, 2021)

Former parishioners are taken into police custody after blocking the truck carrying the La Pietà statue, which was removed from St. Adalbert’s and moved to St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pilsen on Nov. 29, 2022, after months of activism to keep the statue in its original home.. St. Adalbert Church, Henry J. Schlacks, 1636 W. 17th Street. Photo Credit: Colin Boyle / Block Club Chicago

5 Protesters Arrested Outside Pilsen Church As Workers Remove Beloved Statue After Monthslong Standoff; People have camped outside the closed St. Adalbert’s for weeks, hoping to prevent workers from moving the La Pietà statue to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Madison Savedra and Colin Boyle, Block Club Chicago, 11/29/22


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