An anti-Nazi priest who was killed at the Dachau concentration camp has been beatified at a ceremony in Germany _ the last formal step before possible sainthood.
Alojs Andritzki was arrested in 1941 and killed by lethal injection at the concentration camp on February 1943 after falling ill with typhus. He was 28.
Pope Benedict XVI, a German native, sent Cardinal Angelo Amato from the Vatican to lead Monday's ceremony in Dresden, which attracted up to 8,000 people. The church already has declared Andritzki a martyr.
Benedict told pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Sunday they should praise God "for this heroic witness to faith, who is added to the array of all those who gave their life in the name of Christ in concentration camps."