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Remains of revered Kansas priest returned to family


September 22, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a Catholic priest from Kansas who is being considered for sainthood were returned to his family during a ceremony Tuesday in Hawaii.

U.S. Defense officials gave the remains of Rev. Emil Kapaun to his family and officials with the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, including Bishop Carl Kemme, The Wichita Eagle reported.

The remains will be flown back to Kansas, where they will be taken first to Pilsen — Kapaun's hometown — before going to Wichita, where a funeral is scheduled for Sept. 29.

Kapaun was captured in 1950 while attending to soldiers during...

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