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Synonyms for canonize

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

treat as a sacred person

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It was actually John Paul II who canonized her: Before his 1987 visit to the United States he asked the Congregation for the Causes of Saints if there was a person close to the end of the process that he could canonize. They directed him to Duchesne.
On Sunday, he will attend the ceremony where Pope Francis will canonize Pope Paul VI, El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero and five others.
According to the Guatemalan Tourism Institute, the airport will be closed for 28 hours, while the Pope says Mass at the Hipodromo del Sur to canonize the 17th century missionary Pedro de Betancur.
Can we canonize Dorothy Day and serve the poor too?
Our hope, in conceiving this issue, has been that Johnson's own work would provide a new way to canonize a literary work: We hope that the authorial and critical collaboration presented on these pages will lead to the conclusion that writers, no less than literary critics, are producers of theory, and that one of the things they theorize about is the critical act itself.
During an 'ordinary public consistory' on July 19, Pope Francis announced he would declare Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio a saint the same day he will canonize Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others.
Francis had announced in July he would canonize 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 didn't need a second one to be canonized.
A hundred years later, Pope Benedict XVI will canonize MacKillop along with six other Catholic figures in a ceremony on Sunday in Rome.
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century's most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.
And assuming that the relations discovered in it between hysteria and photography are more than wordplay, perhaps what it offers that is of some use vis-a-vis photography and the way we write about it is the introduction of fundamental doubts about the enterprise of the history of photography as such, if that history is unable to accommodate the most peculiar aspects of the medium it seeks to historicize and canonize.
"To understand and recognize the work, to master it and fit it in with art you already know, that is, to come up with an appropriate comment about it at the appropriate time." For within the curren t movement to canonize Conceptual and political art of the '6os and '70s, "mastering the work" first and foremost means historicizing it and subjecting it to a distanced gaze.