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Blessed Carlo Acutis

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

Pope Francis Calls on Young People to Turn to Jesus Like Blessed Carlo Acutis

Aug 5, 2022

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

St. John Paul II in 1978. Vatican Media.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis Named among Patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022

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

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

Pope Francis Wants 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon to be an "event with life"

Mar 8, 2022

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

Venerable Carlo Acutis./ carloacutis.com.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ 30th Birthday Celebrated by Parishes Across World

May 3, 2021

Catholic parishes across Italy and as far away as the Philippines celebrated what would have been the 30th birthday of Blessed Carlo Acutis on Monday.

The uncovered tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ Tomb Closes After Extended Time of Public Veneration

Oct 20, 2020

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. 

The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ Doctors Recall His Last Days in Hospital

Oct 17, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis died within a week of being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, offering his suffering for the pope and for the Church. Following his beatification last Saturday, his doctors and hospital chaplain recalled their memories of his final days.

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address. / Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says Blessed Carlo Acutis is a Model for Young People to Put God first

Oct 11, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness is found when one puts God first.