‘Patron Saint of the Internet’: Catholic Church Beatifies Teenage Computer Prodigy
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While at least one more verified miracle is required for Carlo Acutis to become canonised, Pope Francis has reportedly “waived that on rare occasions”.
A beatification ceremony for an Italian teenager named Carlo Acutis, who passed away at the age of 15 from leukemia in 2006, was held on 10 October in the town of Assisi where he is interred.
According to AP, Acutis became the “youngest contemporary person” to be beatified, with the media outlet describing this development as Carlo moving “a step closer to possible sainthood”.
During the ceremony, which was held at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the papal legate for the Assisi basilicas, kissed the boy’s mask-wearing parents after reading the proclamation decreed by Pope Francis.
Acutis’ path to sainthood started when Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the former, “the healing of a 7-year-old Brazilian boy from a rare pancreatic disorder after coming into contact with an Acutis relic, a piece of one of his T-shirts”.
And while at least one more verified miracle is required for Acutis to become canonised, AP points out that Pope Francis “has waived that on rare occasions”.