Kansas priest considered for sainthood is buried in Wichita


September 30, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of people turned out Wednesday in Wichita to honor a Kansas priest as he was laid to rest 70 years after he died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War.

Mourners filled Hartman Arena for a funeral service for the Rev. Emil Kapaun and later lined streets to watch his body being carried by a horse-drawn caisson from Veterans Memorial Park to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where he was interred.

"We are here today to provide for father what was not provided for him 70 years ago, a mass of Christian burial," Bishop Carl A. Kemme of the Wichita d...

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