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Synonyms for canonization

(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints

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His charitable actions gave him ultimate status, his work at the Mission earning him the unofficial title of "Saint Francis of Ancoats." Recalling his life's work in 1899, J.R.Harris claimed that "Frank Crossley was a nineteenth-century saint whom Saint Francis of Assisi might have recognised as a brother of faith and spirit."(43) The unofficial cannonisation of this half-millionaire continued in the local press following his death.