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Brother Joseph Dutton, who cared for patients in Kalaupapa, moves step closer to sainthood

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 10:03 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2021 at 12:47 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A brother who worked for decades at Kalaupapa has been moved a second step toward sainthood.

In November, the US Conference of Bishops advanced the cause of beatification and canonization of Brother Joseph Dutton.

Dutton spent 44 years on Molokai caring for people with Hansen’s Disease.

He worked alongside Saint Damien and founded the Baldwin Home for Men and Boys.

Dutton died in 1931 at the age of 87.

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