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EWTN Honors First Millennial Beatified By The Catholic Church

In response to extraordinary viewer interest in the newly beatified teenage computer whiz Carlos Acutis, EWTN is pleased to announce that the Network has designated June 1-5 as “Blessed Carlo Acutis Week.” During the week, EWTN will premiere six new programs on the would-be saint, including two EWTN Original documentaries as well as a special episode of EWTN’s Rome-based weekly magazine, “Vaticano.”

Carlo Acutis died of leukemia when he was only 15-years-old, but ever since Pope Francis beatified him on Oct. 10, 2020, his worldwide popularity has soared,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “During EWTN’s Carlo Acutis Week, viewers will discover how Carlo came to be the first millennial to be beatified by the Catholic Church. EWTN’s original documentaries feature interviews with family, friends and others who knew him and insightful commentary about Carlo’s profound Eucharistic spirituality.”

Most of the publicity surrounding this London-born, Milan, Italy-raised teen has rightly focused on his extraordinary love for the Eucharist, which he manifested very concretely by collecting all of the world’s Eucharistic miracles on one website! That’s the reason EWTN proclaimed the week that precedes the June 6, 2021 Feast of Corpus Christi as Carlo Acutis Week. As viewers might suspect, Carlo was a great advocate of Eucharistic Adoration, saying: “People who put themselves before the sun get tanned. People who put themselves before the Eucharist become saints.”

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