July 5 meeting with cardinal Angelo Amato (Angelo Amato), prefect of the Congregation for the causes of saints, the Roman Pontiff signed a decree recognizing the so-called heroic virtues of two teenagers — Alexia gonzález Barros (1971-1985) and Carlo Acutis (1991-2006).
It is reported Rublev.com with reference to the network edition Crux.
Thus, in relation to these young Catholics initiated the process of beatification, which is the approval of the Pope, writes the Week.
Alexia gonzález Barros (Alexia Gonzalez Barros) was born in Madrid in 1971. Her parents were members of Opus Dei, so the children in the family (there were five) were brought up in faith and piety. In may 1979 she made her first communion in Rome, and the next day attended the St. Peter’s square at the General audience of John Paul II. She ran to John Paul II when he greeted the pilgrims, and received a blessing from the Pope.
A few years later the doctors diagnosed Alexia malignant tumor, which gradually paralyzed her. Throughout her illness she patiently endured his suffering and prayed: “Jesus, I want to feel better, I want to be cured; but if You do not want, I want what You want.”
She died on 5 Dec 1985 at the age of 14 years.
Acutis Carlo (Carlo Acutis) was sick with leukemia. Until his death in 2006 at the age of 15 years he is using his skills on the computer were the directory of Eucharistic miracles that occurred in different countries of the world. The young man called the Eucharist “my way to heaven.”
The recognition of the heroic virtues of the person — in Catholicism, one of the first formal steps toward canonization. In most cases for beatification, the next step to the worship of the ascetic as a Saint, required a miracle attributed to the intercession of that person.