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Joseph Terra was released from the hospital on Monday. (Source: CBS 5 News) Joseph Terra was released from the hospital on Monday. (Source: CBS 5 News)
The Rev. Kenneth Walker, 28, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the rectory of Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church. (Source: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix) The Rev. Kenneth Walker, 28, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the rectory of Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church. (Source: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

An interfaith prayer vigil is planned Monday for the two priests attacked at a south Phoenix church on June 11. 

The priests were attacked in the rectory of the Mother of Mercy Mission at 1537 W. Monroe St. about 9:11 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Walker, 28, was shot and killed and Rev. Joseph Terra, 56, was badly beaten.

The Arizona InterFaith Movement announced Wednesday that the vigil will be held at Our Lady of the Angel's Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center at 5802 E. Lincoln in Scottsdale. The vigil will begin at 5 p.m.

Walker was found with several gunshot wounds in the rectory of the church in the area of the Arizona Capitol building. Terra was found severely beaten.

Terra was released from the hospital on Monday. He went home in a wheelchair and his hands were wrapped in bandages.  

Terra said he was praying for the alleged assailant, Gary Moran, a homeless man who was arrested about 9 p.m. Sunday.

Moran was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of first-degree murder during a crime, first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, misconduct involving weapons and other charges.

Moran was sent to the Arizona Department of Corrections prison in Tucson on Feb. 8, 2005, on burglary and assault charges, and was released on supervised parole April 24.

He served five years for a previous burglary in which he stabbed a homeowner who was home at the time.

He also has a 1989 conviction for felony burglary, and pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in 2000.

The Funeral Requiem for Rev. Kenneth Walker will take place in Kansas where his parents live. It will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at Sacred Heart Church in Paxico, KS. 

A Rosary will be said for him at 7 p.m. the night before, Thursday, June 19, in the church. The visitation will occur from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys, KS.

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