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15-Year-Old ‘God’s Influencer’ Approved as First Millennial Saint by Pope Francis After Second Miracle

Carlo Acutis created websites for his parish and school and launched a site documenting every reported Eucharistic miracle just days before his death.

Carlo Acuti nicknamed “God’s influencer” for spreading the Catholic church online is set to become the first millennial to be canonised.

Carlo Acutis passed away in 2006 in Monza, Italy, after being diagnosed with leukaemia, having spent most of his childhood there. A year after his death, his body was relocated to Assisi, where it is now on full display alongside other relics associated with him.

Carlo Acutis created websites for his parish and school and launched a site documenting every reported Eucharistic miracle just days before his death. This work earned him the posthumous nickname “God’s influencer.”

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His website has been translated into several languages and has inspired a global exhibition. In 2020, the Archbishop of Birmingham honoured his legacy by establishing the Parish of Blessed Carlo Acutis, incorporating churches in Wolverhampton and Wombourne. Additionally, Carfin Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Motherwell, features a statue of the soon-to-be-saint.

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Carlo Acutis nicknamed “God’s influencer” for spreading the Catholic church online is set to become the first millennial to be canonised.

God’s Influencer passed away in 2006 in Monza, Italy, after being diagnosed with leukaemia, having spent most of his childhood there. A year after his death, his body was relocated to Assisi, where it is now on full display alongside other relics associated with him.

- Advertisement -

Carlo Acutis created websites for his parish and school and launched a site documenting every reported Eucharistic miracle just days before his death. This work earned him the posthumous nickname “God’s influencer.”

His website has been translated into several languages and has inspired a global exhibition. In 2020, the Archbishop of Birmingham honoured his legacy by establishing the Parish of Blessed Carlo Acutis, incorporating churches in Wolverhampton and Wombourne. Additionally, Carfin Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Motherwell, features a statue of the soon-to-be-saint.

Pope Francis attributed a miracle to Carlo Acutis for healing a university student in Florence who had bleeding on the brain after a head injury. Carlo Acutis was beatified in 2020, the first step towards sainthood, following his first attributed miracle of healing a Brazilian child with a congenital pancreatic disease.

The Pope approved the second miracle after meeting with the Vatican’s saint-making department. The date for his canonization has not yet been determined.

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