Rome Newsroom, Oct 19, 2020 / 09:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
The glass that has allowed pilgrims to view Blessed Carlo Acutis will be permanently covered Monday as the official multi-week celebration of the Italian teen’s beatification in Assisi comes to an end.
Bishop Marcello Semeraro, the new prefect for the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will offer the Mass to mark the closing of his tomb on the evening of Oct. 19.
Though covered, Acutis’ tomb will remain in the Church of St. Mary Major’s Sanctuary of Spoliation in Assisi, where visitors will be able to pray before the tomb for years to come.
Thousands of people have already visited the final resting place of the young computer programmer and gamer, according to the Diocese of Assisi. The diocese announced last week its decision to extend the period of public veneration which began on Oct. 1 until Oct. 19.
Photos released after the opening of Acutis’ tomb on Oct. 1 caused some confusion online as to whether he might have been found to be incorrupt, which led the bishop of Assisi, Domenico Sorrentino, to clarify that the boy’s body, though intact, “was found in the normal state of transformation typical of the cadaveric condition.”