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Noun1.canonisation - (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Orthodox Church - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
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(ˈkӕnən) noun
1. a rule (especially of the church).
2. a clergyman belonging to a cathedral.
3. a list of saints.
4. a musical composition in which one part enters after another in imitation.
5. all the writings of an author that are accepted as genuine. the Shakespeare canon.
caˈnonical (-ˈno-) adjective
ˈcanonize, ˈcanonise verb
to place in the list of saints. Joan of Arc was canonized in 1920.
ˌcanoniˈzation, ˌcanoniˈsation noun
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With their Canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn process is known in Catholic parlance, the centuries old Syro Malabar Catholic Church has three Saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa raised to the revered rank in 2008.
For around three hours on Sunday, the Catholic world stopped and just focused on the three-hour canonisation rite for two former popes, attended by the current pope and his immediate predecessor.
By clearing the way for the holy honour, Pope Francis has set up a remarkable dual canonisation with Pope John XXIII.
At the Congregation, cardinals and bishops mooted a canonisation ceremony taking place in December and possible date could be December 8 on which Catholics celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the report added.
1) Andre Vanchez, La saintete en Occident aux derniers siecles du Moyen Age d'apres les proces de canonisation et les documents hagiographiques, Bibliotheqtue des Ecoles Francaises d'Athenes et de Rome, 241 (Rome: Ecole Francaise de Rome, 1981) [English translation: Sainthood in the Later Middle Ages, trans.
Pope Benedict's decree recognised a miracle attributed to Mother Mary MacKillop, who was briefly excommunicated in the 19th century but is now likely to be formally declared a saint at a canonisation ceremony next year.
Vatican City -- Pope Benedict XVI has authorized the canonisation of four new saints.
The Vatican last year ruled that he should be beatified - a step towards canonisation - as his life testified to "the love of God among Christians, Jews and Muslims
He said: "It is my last wish to travel to Rome and watch her canonisation.