Carlo Acutis

Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint. The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The recognition of the second miracle attributed to Acutis’ intercession makes it possible that Acutis could be canonized during the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

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“Roadmap to Reality: Carlo Acutis and Our Digital Age” is a new documentary film exploring the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis and the lessons he offers young people regarding the challenges of the digital world that will be coming to theaters in the spring of 2025.

New film on the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis to hit theaters in 2025

Jul 5, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Roadmap to Reality: Carlo Acutis and Our Digital Age” was announced by Castletown Media on July 1 and is expected... Read more

An image of Carlo Acutis was unveiled at his beatification Mass in Assisi, Italy Oct. 10, 2020.

Cardinals approve canonization of Carlo Acutis, date to be decided

Jul 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said July 1 that the date for the canonization Mass of the computer-coding teenager will be announced at... Read more

A scene from “Digital Disciple: Carlo Acutis and the Eucharist” written by Philip Kosloski, the  founder of Voyage Comics & Publishing.

Tech-savvy Catholics embrace Carlo Acutis: ‘Saintliness is possible in this modern era’

Jun 11, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

In recent years, Carlo’s embrace and masterful use of technology as a part of his holy life has inspired many... Read more

The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy.

Carlo Acutis: What did he die of and where is he buried?

May 28, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The news of the upcoming canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis has people wanting to know about the circumstances of his... Read more

Blessed Carlo Acutis.

10 things you should know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

Who was Carlo Acutis? Was his body found incorrupt? Was he really a gamer? What did he play? Here are... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Carlo Acutis to be first millennial saint: Pope Francis recognizes miracle for canonization

May 23, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence... Read more

School children read about the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis at the celebration of his new shrine at St. Dominic Parish in Brick, New Jersey. Oct, 1, 2023.

Movie on Blessed Carlo Acutis and his love for the Eucharist opens this weekend

May 17, 2024

By David Ramos

“Eucharistic Miracles: The Heartbeat of Heaven” about Blessed Carlo Acutis and the Eucharistic miracles he studied is showing in theaters... Read more

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‘Miracles of the Eucharist’ is the theme for this year’s International Week of Prayer and Fasting

Oct 15, 2023

By Joseph Pronechen

The 31st annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting for our nation, leaders, families, and the Church will take place... Read more

Antonia Salzano, Carlo Acutis' mother, and Bishop David O'Connell speak to schoolchildren at the blessing of the Carlo Acutis shrine at St. Dominic Parish in Brick, New Jersey. Oct 1, 2023.

Carlo Acutis’ mother places his first-class relic in new diocesan shrine in New Jersey

Oct 4, 2023

By Sharon Delaney

Blessed Carlo Acutis is on his way to becoming the first millennial saint of the Catholic Church, and his mother... Read more

A scene from “Digital Disciple: Carlo Acutis and the Eucharist” written by Philip Kosloski, the  founder of Voyage Comics & Publishing.

Carlo Acutis comic book: Meet the teenager who loved the Eucharist

Nov 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A new comic book that tells the story of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a young millennial who used his knowledge of... Read more

Pope Francis speaking to participants of an Italian youth camp on August 5, 2022

Pope Francis calls on young people to turn to Jesus like Blessed Carlo Acutis did

Aug 5, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a... Read more

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A new eucharistic miracle in Mexico?

Jul 27, 2022

By David Ramos

A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for... Read more

Carlo Acutis’ tomb is opened for public veneration in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 1, 2020. Photos courtesy of Assisi diocese.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ tomb permanently reopened for public viewing

Jun 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Visitors to Assisi can once again see the first millennial to be beatified in the Catholic Church, dressed in jeans... Read more

St. John Paul II in 1978.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis named among patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering. Read more

A reliquary containing relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis at the Church of Sant'Angela Merici in Rome, Oct 11, 2021.

A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis’ heart is coming to New York

Mar 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The relic will be brought from Italy to New York City on April 3. Read more

Portuguese pilgrims at WYD 2019, excited that their home country is set to host the next World Youth Day.

Pope Francis wants 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon to be an ‘event with life’

Mar 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘If you are not poets, this meeting will not work,’ the pope told organizers. Read more

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Blessed Carlo Acutis named a patron of Eucharistic Revival campaign

Nov 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Blessed Carlo Acutis will serve as the patron of the first year of a new three-year Eucharistic Revival project the... Read more

Co-producer Angelo Libutti directs a scene of the feeding of the 5000.

‘Eucharistic Miracles’ movie begins filming, seeks extras and financial support to complete project

Nov 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

On a cold and windy October day, 171 volunteers showed up in the mountains of Tehachapi, California, to be extras... Read more

The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ doctors recall his last days in hospital

Oct 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis died within a week of being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, offering his suffering for the pope... Read more

A detail from a poster marking the liturgical memorial of Bl. Carlo Acutis on Oct. 12, 2021.

Bishop: Ask Bl. Carlo Acutis on his feast day for a greater love for the Eucharist

Oct 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The blessed’s tomb has drawn more than 117,000 visitors. Read more