Photos and video excerpts: Requiem Mass for the Rev. Kenneth Walker

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Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 16 at 2:50 PM

PHOENIX -- A requiem Mass was held for the Rev. Kenneth Walker Monday, the Catholic priest who was shot and killed in the rectory of the Mother of Mercy Mission last week.

Shortly before the Mass, police announced an arrest in Walker's murder and the attack on his colleague, the Rev. Joseph Terra.

Walker was born in upstate New York, had 10 siblings and was drawn to the priesthood after attending traditional Latin Mass with his family in high school. He later joined the seminary, made good grades and enjoyed playing soccer, said the Rev. Joseph Lee, academic dean at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska.

Walker eventually joined a Catholic order that specializes in Latin Mass and became a priest in downtown Phoenix. He recently officiated a younger sibling's wedding in Kansas - the last time he saw many relatives.

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