Monday, October 12, 2020

Teen one step from becoming first millennial saint

 A British-born Italian teenager who dedicated his short life to spreading the faith online and helping the poor was beatified by the Catholic Church Saturday.Internet and computer-mad youngster Carlo Acutis, who died of leukaemia in 2006 aged 15, was placed on the path to sainthood after the Vatican ruled he had miraculously saved another boy's life.

AFP

The beautification leaves him just one miracle away from becoming the world's first millennial saint.

The Vatican claims he interceded from heaven in 2013 to cure a Brazilian boy suffering from a rare pancreatic disease.

The beatification ceremony took place in Assisi, the home of his idol Saint Francis, who dedicated his life to the poor.

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