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Italian teen set to become Catholic Church’s first millennial saint

Written by on May 26, 2024

Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager known as “God’s influencer,” is poised to become the Catholic Church’s first millennial saint. Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle attributed to Acutis, who was a gamer and computer programmer before he died from leukemia in 2006 at age 15.

Life and Faith: Acutis used his tech skills to promote Catholicism, including creating a website documenting miracles. Despite his non-religious parents, his faith was nurtured by his Polish nanny.
Miracles: The first recognized miracle was the healing of a Brazilian boy with a pancreatic defect. The second involved a Costa Rican girl who recovered from a head trauma after her mother prayed at Acutis’ tomb.
Beatification and Canonization: Acutis was beatified in 2020. Following the recognition of two miracles, the Pope will convene a meeting of cardinals to finalize his sainthood.
Legacy: Born in London in 1991 and later moving to Milan, Acutis is remembered for his love of video games and is seen as a bridge between the Church and younger generations in the digital age.

Source: CNN

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