LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A mass was held this morning for two nuns brutally killed in Mississippi.

More than 300 people attended a ceremony yesterday for Paula Merrill and Margaret Held. They were found stabbed to death in their Mississippi home last week.

Police say a man from about 15 miles away has confessed to the crimes.. without giving a reason.

Merril is affiliated with Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Bardstown, Kentucky. Both women were 68 years old. They worked in a clinic, about 10 miles from their home.

Funeral arrangements for Merril in Nazareth, Kentucky are pending.

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