8 Jun 2024

The first 'millennial saint'

From Saturday Morning, 9:40 am on 8 June 2024

Photo: carloacutis.com

A London-born Italian teenager is on course for a sainthood after two miracles attributed to him have been recognised by Pope Francis.

Carlo Acutis was diagnosed with untreatable leukaemia and died aged 15 in 2006. He was eventually buried in Assisi. Acutis could become the Catholic church's first millennial saint.

Susie is joined by  Dr Liam Temple from Durham University's Department of Theology and Religion, to look at how this has come about and what it means for the Catholic church.