The Diocese of Wichita held a funeral vigil and rosary for Father Emil Kapaun on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. / Chris Riggs/Catholic Advance
Wichita, Kan., Sep 29, 2021 / 09:20 am (CNA).
On Tuesday, the Diocese of Wichita held a vigil and rosary for Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, who died in a prison camp May 23, 1951 at 35 years of age. His remains were identified in March 2021 and returned to his family earlier this month. His body’s return to his home 70 years posthumously was marked by a send-off Mass in Honolulu on Sept. 23, last night’s vigil, and a funeral Mass that will take place Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.