An Italian schoolboy Carlo Acutis, who helped spread Roman Catholic teaching online before he died of leukemia in 2006 to become the Catholic Church’s first millennial saint.
According to a latimes.com, the 15-year-old “computer whiz” create an online exhibit about religious miracles, which has gained huge popularity since his death.
NBC News also reports that Carlo who was credited with healing a Brazilian boy who recovered from a rare illness after praying to him, asking him to communicate with God.
Last year, Pope Francis paid tribute to the teenager, declaring that his use of the internet to “communicate values and beauty” was the perfect antidote to the dangers of social media.
In a document he wrote after a synod on youth, Francis quoted a phrase coined by Carlo warning other youngsters not to lose their individuality on the internet: “Everyone is born an original, but many die like photocopies.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, his beatification was delayed which was to take place in the fall in Assisi, Italy, where he is buried.
To make it easier to pray at his tomb, the Vatican ordered he body to be exhumed last year and reburied at the Shrine of Renunciation at the Church of St. Mary Major in Assisi.
Once a second miracle is approved by the Vatican, he will become the patron saint of the internet.
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