A teen computer whiz is poised to become 'the patron saint of the internet' after Pope Francis declared he had enacted a miracle from heaven

Published Oct 11 2020 at 9:12 AM GMT
  • Beatification signifies that a person has entered heaven and that they now can guide those who pray to them.
  • The church first announced in June that Acutis was to be beatified.
  • In February, Pope Francis said Acutis had conducted his first miracle from heaven: A 7-year-old boy in Brazil, suffering from a rare pancreatic disorder, was healed after praying to Acutis and coming into contact with one of his T-shirts.
  • Two confirmed miracles are needed to become a bona fide saint.
  • On occasion, pontiffs have been known to drop the requirement for a second miracle, according to the Associated Press.



  • Published Oct 11, 2020 9:12 AM GMT