Body of teen “computer geek” on way to canonization found incorrupt


Vatican, Jan 24:  The body of Carlo Acutis, the teen computer geek who used his tech skills to catalogue all the Eucharistic miracles of the world has been found to be incorrupt.

The vice-postulator of the canonization , Father Marcelo Tenorio shared the news on social media on Jan 23. He revealed that he’d seen the pictures but that he couldn’t share them.

Carlo died of leukemia at age 15 in 2006.

The priest said that the news had been communicated to him by Carlo’s mother: “Dear ones, I received today from the mother of Carlo Acutis the wonderful news that the body of the venerable youth, who died giving his life for Pope Benedict XVI, is INTACT.”

He also announced that the body would be taken to the Capuchin monastery in Assisi, and eventually taken to the old church of St. Mary Major in Assisi.

One of Carlo’s most significant computer ventures was cataloguing all the Eucharistic miracles of the world. He started the project when he was 11 years old and wrote at the time, “The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of Heaven.”

He then asked his parents to start taking him to all the places of the Eucharistic miracles, and two and half years later the project was completed.

Father Tenorio’s original Facebook post was later taken down and a subsequent post said that the announcement was meant to be personal, and shouldn’t be considered an official declaration of the miracle.

The discovery was made during the exhumation of Carlo’s body that is part of the recognition of his remains by the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, in the development of the canonization cause.

To view the free exhibition on Eucharistic miracles:

http://www.miracolieucaristici.org

(source: Aleteia)

 

 

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