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Carlo Acutis spent most of his short life in Italy, going to daily Mass, frequently praying the Rosary, and famously saying that his “life plan” was “to always be close to Jesus.” After learning he had cancer, it’s been said Acutis offered up his suffering for the Pope and the Church.
He died of leukemia in 2006 and in July 2017 the Catholic Church recognized his “heroic virtues” and declared him venerable.
Acutis was born in London May 3, 1991, to Italian parents who soon returned to Milan.