The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will accept a relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be considered for Sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at the Diocese of Brooklyn Chancery located at 310 Prospect Park West in the Windsor Terrace section of Brooklyn.
Carlo Acutis passed away at the age of 15 in 2006 in Italy after his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Acutis, who attended Mass daily from the age of seven, designed a website listing “The Miracles of the Eucharist,” documenting every miracle throughout the world, associated with the bread and wine consecrated at Mass and transformed into the body and blood of Christ. The website can be found at http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/.
Since his death, Pope Francis has attributed a miracle to Carlo Acutis. A boy with a malformed pancreas was healed after the child came in contact with one of his shirts. Acutis could become a saint if a second verified miracle is attributed to him and is recognized by the Pope.
Bishop DiMarzio requested the relic for the Diocese of Brooklyn from Bishop Domenico Sorrentino, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino in central Italy. In 2017, the National Catholic Register reported that of the more than 10,000 saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, just 120 died as children or teenagers.
Members of the media are invited to attend. Masks are to be worn and temperature will be checked upon entrance.