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A Halo and a Medal for Emil Kapaun?

This Korean War military chaplain may be declared a hero and a saint.

US Army chaplain Emil Kapaun died in a POW camp in North Korea on May 23, 1951. Now, six decades later, his cause for canonization is underway, as is an effort to posthumously award him the Medal of Honor.

An article about Fr. Kapaun is appearing in the July-August 2012 issue of The Word Among Us magazine: “When the Ordinary Becomes...

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