Italian young body in process of canonization is found incorrupt

Italian young body in process of canonization is found incorrupt

The venerable Carlo Acutis, Jesus’ great friend in the Eucharist, left the world at the age of 15 due to leukemia.

The Standing. Marcelo Tenorio , vice-postulator of the cause of canonization of the venerable Carlo Acutis , announced today, January 23, that the body of the young Italian in love with the Eucharist and died of leukemia at the age of 15 on October 12, 2006, was found incorrupt .

Here is the message published by the priest in his social networks :

Dear friends, today I received from the mother of Carlo Acutis the happy news that the body of the venerable young man, who died giving his life for Pope Benedict XVI, is INTACT.
For us who love and spread your life is a moment of immense emotion and joy.
I saw the photos, but I can not divulge them.
His body will be taken to the convent of the Capuchins in Assisi, and from there, in due time, transferred to the old Church of Santa Maria Maior, in the same Assisi.

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Te Deum laudamus. Te Dominum confitemur!

Fr. Marcelo Tenorio

What is the “elevatio”

The finding was due to the so-called “elevatio” of the body of Carlo Acustis. This is the ceremony for the recognition of mortal remains by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

The term “elevatio” in Latin means “elevation” – the pronunciation is “elev├ítsio”.

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The rite, performed as part of the process of canonization, includes the exhumation of the remains for their subsequent transfer to a public place of worship. In general, “elevatio” occurs when the person in question of canonization is “raised” from the venerable servant of God.

Who is the venerable Carlo Acutis
Learn more about the history and fascinating testimony of the life of the venerable Carlo Acutis by reading this recent testimony of the young man ‘s own mother : Antonia Salzano tells us that it was the example of her son who brought her to Jesus in the Eucharist:


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