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Pope OKs crediting miracle to John Paul I on sainthood path

Oct. 13, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday approved the crediting of what was described as the miraculous healing of a child to the intercession of John Paul I, advancing the cause for sainthood for one of his predecessors who died 33 days after being elected pontiff in 1978. ...

Kansas priest considered for sainthood is buried in Wichita

Sep. 29, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

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...

Remains of revered Kansas priest returned to family

Sep. 21, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

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...

Admirers still urging sainthood for chaplain killed on 9/11

Sep. 04, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, Mychal Judge, a Catholic chaplain with New York’s fire department, left a uniquely complex legacy that continues to evolve 20 years after his death. Some of his many admirers point to...

Sainthood effort continues for 19th century Tennessee priest

Aug. 07, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Katie Helms stepped onto East 8th Street minutes before 11 a.m. as the nearby church bells continued their slow toll. Helms, a bagpiper from Knoxville, had by her estimations played at dozens of funerals but she was hoping for a bit of...