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

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POPE JOHN PAUL II's zeal in promoting the beatification and canonization of saints is without parallel in the modern history of the Catholic Church.
More exact legal criteria than were earlier explicitly employed did not get established until the 18th century when the eminent canonist Prospero Lambertini, who himself would later become pope, taking the name Benedict XIV, set out regulations for naming a Doctor of the church as part of his ambitious program of proscribing legal procedures for beatification and canonization of saints. In fact, what Lambertini did was to make explicit what seemed to have been the tacit criteria employed by the popes over the centuries.
Consequently, Pope Francis led the twin canonization of Saints John Paul II and John XXIII at the Vatican on a DivineMercy Sunday in 2014.
Isn't the canonization of Saints Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod precisely about their reaching others with their faith?