Carlo Acutis died of leukemia 14 years ago at the age of 15. Last week, he looked as though he might have been asleep as he lay under a glass sarcophagus dressed in jeans, a fleece and trainers.

The Vatican’s latest candidate for sainthood was said to have used his computer skills to spread the Catholic faith. His embalmed body, clutching a rosary, was put on public display in the Italian town of Assisi before his beatification ceremony yesterday.

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