His beatification caused a stir in 2020 – because Carlo Acutis died at the age of 15. Now the Vatican is considering whether the young computer genius who saw the Eucharist as a “highway to heaven” should be canonized.

The canonization of Carlo Acutis (1991-2006), an Italian youth revered as a “cyber apostle,” has apparently moved closer. Pope Francis has recognized another miracle achieved through his intercession, the Vatican press office announced (Thursday). Francis had previously received the head of the Vatican’s beatification and canonization authority, Cardinal Marcello Semeraro.

Acutis died of leukemia at age 15; In 2020 he was beatified in Assisi. A consistory is now to examine whether the young person should also receive the highest level of veneration in the Catholic Church.

The Catholic, who was born in London and died in Monza, is revered by followers all over the world as a pious computer genius. As a self-taught artist, he created several popular websites on religious topics. His strong love for the Eucharist, which he described as the “highway to heaven,” made him internationally known.

When Acutis learned that he was terminally ill with leukemia, he devoted himself entirely to the Pope and the Church. According to his wishes, he was buried in Assisi. In 2018, the Pope awarded him the so-called heroic degree of virtue because of his lifestyle. In 2020, the papal recognition of the first miracle performed through the intercession of Acutis followed. Accordingly, a Brazilian child was cured in a medically inexplicable way.