French priest beatified for Ecuador miracle healing
PARIS (AFP) - A French priest moved a step closer to sainthood on Saturday when the Vatican acknowledged that the healing of an Ecuadoran boy amounted to a miracle.
Father Louis Brisson was beatified in Troyes, eastern France, at a packed cathedral in a ceremony presided over by Cardinal Angelo Amato, who leads the Vatican department that examines claims to sainthood.
Also present were a dozen bishops, some 200 priests and French Interior Minister Manuel Valls.
The ceremony was relayed to the crowd outside the cathedral on a giant television screen.