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BEATIFICATION: Teenager Carlo Acutis To Be Beatified

Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who used his computer programming skills to spread devotion to the Eucharist, will be beatified in October, the Diocese of Assisi announced. Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, will preside at the October 10 beatification ceremony, which “is a joy that we have been awaiting for a long time,” said Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi.

The announcement of Acutis’ beatification “is a ray of light during this period in which we are laboriously emerging from a difficult health, social and work situation,” the archbishop said. Pope Francis said Carlo is a role model for young people often tempted by the traps of isolation.  


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