Italy : a computer engineer died at the age of 15 years old soon patron saint of internet Users ? - The Point

It was beautiful to cultivate age-old traditions, the catholic Church tries to promote " an online presence ". To do this, she could soon have a " patron sai

Italy : a computer engineer died at the age of 15 years old soon patron saint of internet Users ? - The Point

It was beautiful to cultivate age-old traditions, the catholic Church tries to promote " an online presence ". To do this, she could soon have a " patron saint of the Internet ", a young man who died in 2006 from leukemia at the age of 15 years, reports the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper explains that the Vatican supports the application for the canonization of this young computer programmer, named Carlo Acutis. Before his death, he has " contributed to the spread of the catholic teaching online ", which could make of him, if the process succeeds, " the first patron saint of the Internet ".

The boy became "deeply religious during his childhood," says the daily. He then used his "prodigious talents computer" in the service of the Church, especially by creating websites for some priests, or by basing a site on " the miracles of a religious, who has met with an enormous popularity since her death." In 2009, the pope Francis himself has even paid tribute, holding that its use of the Internet had allowed him to " communicate the values and beauty ". In a way, added the Holy Father, to counter the " dangers of social networking ".

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In February 2020, the pope has attributed to Carlo Acutis the realization of a miracle : the healing of a young Brazilian of 6 years of age with a severe deformity congenital the pancreas. The computer scientist in grass will, therefore, be beatified on October 10 in Italy. Now, 14 years after his death, it is on track to be canonized. For the process to go to the end, the Vatican should at least be evidence of a second miracle. If that was the case, the prodigy of the keyboard thus could become " the patron saint of the Internet ", according to the words of cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the causes of saints. It is, however, "the pope who decides," said the man of the Church.

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Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 00:33

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