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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 9, 2021 – Hour 1

Guest host Jerry Usher talks with Matthew Bunson about the papal trip to Iraq and Michael O’Neill about a heroic chaplain from the Korean War who is on the road to canonization. Find Jerry at Third Millennium Media


What happened on Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq?

Pope Francis has returned from his historic trip to Iraq. Matthew Bunson gives us a recap of what he did and with whom he talked, including his meeting with a leading Shiite cleric and whether anything significant happened on this papal plane news conference.

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The Saints of Iraq

Pope Francis makes landmark visit to Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Pope Francis to Chaldean Catholics: ‘Love is our strength’

Pope Francis appeals for interreligious harmony at birthplace of Abraham

Pope Francis’ Iraq Mission Is a Biblical Pilgrimage Completed

Iraqi PM declares national day of tolerance in honor of papal meeting with top Shiite cleric

Matthew Bunson is Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.

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Jerry Usher and Matthew Bunson discuss the papal trip to Iraq

Medal of Honor Chaplain’s Body ID’d as Sainthood Inquiry Continues

Department of Defense investigators have identified the remains of U.S. Army chaplain and Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun among the unknown Korean War soldiers buried in a Hawaiian cemetery. Fr. Kaupan, whose cause for canonization is being reviewed, is best known for his time in a Korean POW camp. Michael O’Neil tells his story.

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Medal of Honor chaplain Fr Emil Kapaun’s body identified, as sainthood inquiry continues

Television producer, filmmaker, radio show host and author, Michael O’Neill, better known as “The Miracle Hunter,” is bringing his diverse talents exclusively to the EWTN Global Catholic Network.

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Jerry User and Michael O’Neil discuss the life of Fr Emil Kapaun
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