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Remains of Delaware County priest considered for sainthood reinterred at Villanova University chapel

By Joe Holden, Will Kenworthy

June 19, 2024 / 5:34 PM EDT / CBS Philadelphia

VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS) -- The remains of a late Augustinian priest named Father Bill Atkinson were transferred to the chapel at Villanova University last Friday, and he's on the path to sainthood.

CBS News Philadelphia has followed the story for several years and we were the only news outlet given access when his remains were transferred. 

There are a handful of possible miracles being investigated for a possible connection to Atkinson.


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