Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Our broadcast signal serving the St. George (93.9) area is operating in low-power mode due to mechanical issues. More info.

Oklahoma Priest On Path To Possible Sainthood

Father Stanley Rother baptizes a child in Guatemala. (Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)
Father Stanley Rother baptizes a child in Guatemala. (Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)

On Saturday the Catholic church will beatify a priest from Okarche, Oklahoma. Three assailants murdered the Rev. Stanley Rother in Guatemala in 1981 during that country’s civil war. Pope Francis declared last year that Rother is a martyr, setting the stage for him to possibly become a saint.

Jacob McCleland ( @jacobmccleland) from member station KGOU reports.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.