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During a meeting at the Vatican, a 15-year-old tech wiz from England who passed away in 2006 is set to become the Church’s first saint that grew up as part of the millennial generation.

Carlo Acutis was born in 1991 and passed away at the tender age of 15. Carlo was a devout Catholic who had a passion for computer coding. He used his skills to create a website showcasing Eucharistic miracles, which has been viewed by millions worldwide.

He has been known informally as the patron saint of the internet, but now he will officially join the ranks.

A press release from the Vatican:

Pope Francis and the Consistory of Cardinals voted to approve the canonization of the first Saint from Generation Y, those born between 1981 and 1996 commonly known as millennials.

Acutis was beatified by the Pope in 2020 will likely be proclaimed a Saint during the 2025 Jubilee.

Born to Italian parents in London, England, in 1991, Carlo was a web designer who died from leukemia at the age of 15 in Monza, Italy.

He was known for his devotion to Eucharistic miracles and Marian apparitions, which he catalogued on a website he designed.

According to the Peroratio, Blessed Carlo was “welcoming and caring towards the poorest, and he helped the homeless, the needy, and immigrants with the money he saved from his weekly allowance.”