Carlo Acutis

Blessed Carlo Acutis. | Credit: Diocese of Assisi

10 Things You Should Know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

Oct 12, 2023

Who was Carlo Acutis? Was his body found incorrupt? Was he really a gamer? What did he play? Here are 10 things you should know about this popular Blessed.

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.

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

Public Veneration of Blessed Carlo Acutis’ Tomb Extended as Pilgrims Flock to Assisi

Oct 14, 2020

The Diocese of Assisi announced Wednesday that the period of public veneration of Blessed Carlo Acutis has been extended until Oct. 19 due to the number of people who wish to pray at his tomb. 

Mattheus (left) holds a photo of Carlo Acutis (right), whose prayers are attributed with the boy's healing. / Campo Grande News

The Miracle Attributed to Carlo Acutis' Prayers

Oct 11, 2020

The beatification of Carlo Acutis took place Oct. 10 after a miracle attributed to his prayers and the grace of God. In Brazil, a boy named Mattheus was healed from a serious birth defect called an annular pancreas after he and his mother asked Acutis to pray for his healing.

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

Beatification of Carlo Acutis: The First Millennial to be Declared Blessed

Oct 10, 2020

With the beatification of Carlo Acutis in Assisi Saturday, the Catholic Church now has its first “Blessed” who loved Super Mario and Pokémon, but not as much as he loved the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

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Beatification Date Set for Italian Computer Programming Teen Carlo Acutis

Jun 13, 2020

Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who died in 2006, will be beatified October 10 in Assisi, Italy.