Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 13, 2015 / 23:16 pm
Among the attendees at the papal Mass in Sri Lanka on Wednesday was Romello Dias, a 20-year-old man who has been suffering major health problems for five years.
"I want a big blessing for my son, (so) that he will be okay," Dias' father told CNA Jan. 14.
Dias started having health problems after he finished ninth grade. Doctors do not know what is wrong with him.
Dias' parents brought their son to the canonization Mass and laid him on a cot about 15 rows back from the altar. They arrived very early, at 11 p.m. the night before the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The family is from the large Colombo suburb of Wattala.