Vatican beatifies son of Argentine Indian chief

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The teenage son of a Mapuche Indian chief came a step closer to becoming Argentina's first indigenous saint on Sunday when he was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in his remote Patagonian homeland.

Local media said about 100,000 people flocked to the small town of Chimpay for the ceremony to beatify Ceferino Namuncura, who died of tuberculosis more than a century ago when he was 18 and studying to become a priest.

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