Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 9, 2022 / 06:00 am
The U.S. bishops recently welcomed a relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis. It is the teenager’s pericardium, or the sac that protected his heart.
“I now bring to you the relic of the pericardium, which is the membrane that surrounds the heart of a new blessed,” Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino said April 7.
Sorrentino presented the relic to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) for the national Eucharistic Revival, a multi-year initiative by the bishops to foster devotion in Christ’s real presence.
The U.S. bishops will house the relic for one year “for a pilgrimage of faith and sanctity for all, especially for young people,” Sorrentino said.