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CARLO ACUTIS
Association and the Cause of Canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis
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Carlo’s Time line

 

 
 

1991
  He was born on 3 May in London at the “Portland ” clinic.
On 18 May he receives the Sacrament of Baptism in the presence of his paternal and maternal grandparents, his aunt Adriana and his great-grandmother Adriana in the Church of Our Lady of Dolours.
On 8 September, Carlo returns to Milan with his parents, who were in London for work obligations.
 
 

1995
  he attends the local public kindergarten, Parco Pagani, in Milan.
 
 

1997
  He begins elementary school at San Carlo Institute, but three months later, dueto practical reasons, he transfers to the Tommaseo Institute run by the Sisters of Saint Marcellina, where he completes his elementary and middle school years.
 
 

1998
  On 16 June, having just turned seven, he receives his First Communion at the Convent of the Romite Sisters of Saint Ambrose in Perego
 
 

2003
  On 24 May he receives the Sacrament of Confirmation in his parish church, Santa Maria Segreta.
 
 

2005
  In September he begins high school at the Jesuit run Leo XIII Institute.
 
 

2006
  On Monday, 2 October, Carlo falls ill. At first it appears to be just an ordinary flu.
On Sunday, 8 October, Carlo’s condition dramatically deteriorates and he is taken to De Marchi Clinic in Milan where he is diagnosed with M3 acute leukemia.
On Monday, 9 October, he is transferred to San Gerardo Hospital in Monza.
On Tuesday, 10 October, Carlo requests to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion, certain that he would shortly die.
On Wednesday, 11 October 2006, Carlo falls into a coma from a brain haemorrhage brought on by the M3 acute leukemia. Doctors declare him dead at 5:00 pm when all his brain activity ceases. The parents are unable to donate his organs to a young transplant patient because Carlo’s organs are compromised by the leukemia.
On Thursday, 12 October, at 6:45 am Carlo’s heart stops beating.This is the time of his legal death.
The funeral takes place on Saturday, 14 October, at Santa Maria Segreta Church. The Church is overcrowded with so many people that many have to remain outside. Italy’s most important daily newspapers report the news.
 
 

2007
  In January Carlo’s body is transferred from Ternengo Cemetery in Piedmont to a cemetery in Assisi as Carlo had requested.
 
 

2012
  On 12 October the cause for Carlo’s Beatification and Canonisation is officially opened and he becomes a Servant of God.
 
 

2013
  On 13 May the Holy See’s Nihil Obstat approves Carlo’s Cause for Beatification and Canonisation.
 
 

2016
  On 24 November in the presence of Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Diocesan level for the Cause for Beatification and Canonisation of the Servant of God Carlo Acutis, ends at the Archbishopry of Milan.
 
 

2018
  On 5 July Pope Francis declares Carlo Venerable.
 
 

2019
  On 23 January Carlo’s body is exhumed.
On 6 April Carlo’s body is translated to the Shrine of Renunciation in Assisi.
 
 

2020
  On 10 October Carlo is beatified in Assisi.