The Vatican announced that they will canonize the apostle of the Internet

The Vatican announced that they will canonize the apostle of the Internet, a young man who died in 2006 after suffering from leukemia that caused his death.

He was Carlo Acutis, a teenager with a passion for the Internet and a strong faith, known as the “apostle of the Internet” or the “cyber-apostle”.

Acutis’ death shocked Italy in 2006, and he will be canonized after the Catholic Church attributed a second miracle to him, the Vatican announced.

Pope Francis on Thursday authorized the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, the department in charge of beatifications and canonizations, to “promulgate the miracle attributed to Blessed Carlo Acutis,” the Holy See said.

The information that the apostle of the Internet will be canonized is news that fills with joy relatives and followers of this modern figure.

Carlo Acutis, very fond of the Internet, with great computer talent and above all imbued with a precocious and intense faith, created religious websites and an exhibition documenting Eucharistic miracles.

His mother, Antonia Salzano, welcomed the news with “great joy.” “The Lord answered the desire of so many people who have prayed for his canonization,” she told Vatican Radio Friday.

They will canonize the apostle of the Internet

Born in London on May 3, 1991 to Italian parents, the teenager died of fulminant leukemia at the age of 15 on October 12, 2006 in Monza, near Milan in northern Italy.

 “All men are born as originals, but many die as photocopies, don’t let it happen to you!”, Carlo recommended to his generation.

This quote was included by Pope Francis in 2019 in a long text addressed to young people, warning them against the “gigantic economic interests” of the internet where “fake news” is spread.

Previously they will announce that they will canonize the apostle of the Internet declared, he was declared “venerable” in 2018.

The Holy See validated a first miracle, recognized in 2020 by the Vatican, and opened the way to his beatification, the last stage before becoming a saint.


In 2013, a Brazilian boy suffering from digestive problems and a rare pancreatic abnormality was saved without surgery after his family prayed to Carlo, the Catholic Church says.

A consistory – the assembly of cardinals – must now set a date for the canonization.

He considered Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament “a highway to Heaven” and died with a reputation for holiness. It is not surprising, therefore, that Pope Francis proclaimed him venerable as early as 2018.

Internet Apostle and others to be Canonized

In addition to Carlo Acutis, the apostle of the Internet, other cases have received Vatican approval.

One of them is Giuseppe Allamano, an Italian priest who died in 1926. He founded the religious congregations of the Consolata Missionaries and the Consolata Missionary Sisters. In 1990, Pope St. John Paul II celebrated his beatification and now he will be elevated to the altars thanks to another miracle recognized by the Vatican.

Marie-Léonie Paradis is also the foundress of a congregation, the Little Sisters of the Holy Family.

This Canadian nun died the same night she received the news of the approval of the congregation’s rule, after decades of working to help priests along with her sisters.

Finally, Elena Guerra is a nun whom Pope John XXIII called “the apostle of the Holy Spirit in modern times”. She founded the congregation of the Oblate Sisters of the Holy Spirit, also known as Zitinas. The Dicastery for the Causes of Saints recognized the miracle attributed to her intercession on April 13, 2024.

One of the relics that has become popular of Blessed Charles Custi is a fragment of the pericardium from the heart of the internet apostle.

The relic, a fragment of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounded and protected Acutis’ heart, was brought in 2022 to the Diocese of Brooklyn by Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi, Italy, where Acutis is buried.

The archbishop went on a five-day tour with the relic that also included stops in Huntington, Long Island and the Bronx.

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