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Synonyms for beatify

make blessedly happy

declare (a dead person) to be blessed

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Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said beatifying Paul VI was a good decision, noting that the pontiff completed the Second Vatican Council, which was started by Pope John XXIII, who has just been made a saint.
At the same time, Lacunza told NCR April 30, while d'Aviano may be exemplary for his fidelity, one can ask whether beatifying him now is an unnecessary mode of "adding fuel to the fire.
Toronto-Michael Marrus, one of three Jewish members of a now- defunct Jewish-Catholic international research committee, has urged Pope John Paul II to refrain from beatifying Pope Pius XII.
Time is considering beatifying her as Person of the Year.