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Oklahoma priest's remains exhumed in beatification process


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The remains of a priest who was killed during an Oklahoma mission in Guatemala more than three decades ago have been exhumed as part of the Roman Catholic Church's beatification process.

The Oklahoman ( ) reports the Rev. Stanley Rother is scheduled to beatified during a September ceremony in Oklahoma City. Rother was killed in 1981, during Guatemala's civil war, by unknown assailants believed to be government soldiers.

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City opened Rother's cause for beatification in 2007, at the request of his parishioners in Guatemala...

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