canonise


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Synonyms for canonise

treat as a sacred person

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

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The Vatican said that Francis approved the decision by the Vatican's saint-making office to canonise Vaz.
"If the Church in Ireland survives, they should canonise victims like Colm O'Gorman and Christine Buckley.
Peter Jennings, from the oratory, said: "He's a great lover of Newman and uses Newman and quotes Newman frequently in his writings and speeches and now as he has become pope we very much hope he'll be the pope that will beatify, then eventually canonise John Henry Newman."
Francis had announced in July he would canonise two of the 20th century's most influential popes together, approving a miracle attributed to John Paul's intercession and bending Vatican rules by deciding that John XXIII did not need one.
Pope Francis said in July he would canonise two of the 20th century's most influential religious leaders together.