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Synonyms for canonize

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

treat as a sacred person

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Analysts have said the decision to canonize them together was aimed at unifying the church, since each pope has his admirers and critics.
While I am certain that Dorothy Day would want whatever money it takes to canonize her directed toward the poor, I can't wait for the holy cards.
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.
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.
A hundred years later, Pope Benedict XVI will canonize MacKillop along with six other Catholic figures in a ceremony on Sunday in Rome.
While in Mexico City, John Paul will celebrate Mass on Wednesday to canonize Juan Diego, the Catholic church's first Indian saint, at the Basilica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe.
His Holiness will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, July 30 to canonize Pedro de San Jose de Betancurt whose exemplary life on behalf of the needy is highly appreciated by Guatemalan Catholics, at a Guatemala City racetrack.
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.
During his stay in Guatemala, His Holiness will canonize Hermano Pedro de San Jose de Betancourt, whose exemplary life on behalf of the needy is highly appreciated by Guatemalan Catholics.
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.
And reverence for her extends across the world: Pope John Paul II had a profound respect for the Virgin of Guadalupe, and he came to Mexico to canonize Juan Diego in July 2002.