The American bishops receive the relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis | National Catholic Register
Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino presented the relic to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for National Eucharistic Revival.
The American bishops recently received a relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis. It is the adolescent’s pericardium, or the sac that protected his heart.
“I now bring to you the relic of the pericardium, which is the membrane that surrounds the heart of a new blessed,” Bishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy said April 7.
Archbishop Sorrentino presented the relic to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the National Eucharistic Revival, a multi-year initiative of bishops to foster devotion in the real presence of Christ.
U.S. bishops will house the relic for a year ‘for a pilgrimage of faith and holiness for all, especially the young,’ Bishop Sorrentino mentioned.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York received the relic on behalf of the USCCB during a mass at St. Rita de Cascia-St. Pie V Church in the Bronx.
Bishop Sorrentino concluded: “I will end with [what] Carlo comes to teach us, [which] is a friendship with Jesus, a true friendship where Jesus becomes everything in our lives.
Blessed Carlo, an English-born Italian Catholic, used technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist before he died in 2006 aged 15 from leukaemia. Beatified in 2020, he is patron of the renaissance.