Milan, Italy, Jan 25, 2019 / 03:44 pm (CNA).- The body of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer, was exhumed this week according to Canon Law, as a part of the process of investigation for canonization.
“On Wednesday, 23 January, the mortal remains of the Venerable Carlo Acutis, were exhumed in accord with Canon Law and transferred to a suitable location in preparation for their translation to the Shrine of the Renunciation in Assisi, scheduled for 5-6 April,” Nicola Gori, the postulator of Acutis’ cause of beatification and canonization, announced online.
Gori also cautioned against pre-emptive reports that declared that Acutis had been found to be incorrupt.
“Any judgement on the state of the body’s preservation is premature as the necessary examinations by medical personnel are currently underway,” he said.
The cautionary announcement came after Father Marcelo Tenorio, a priest of São Paulo, Brazil, who said he was a vice postulator for the cause, announced on his Facebook page that the body of Acutis had been found to be incorrupt.
While the original post was taken down, Tenorio posted a second post for clarification on Thursday. “The body was in a good state of repair,” he said.
He said that he had made the announcement that the body was “intact, but without any authority, of course, because who will say if it is a miracle or not will be the experts.”