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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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CARDINAL Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and head of the Catholic Church in England, welcomed news of the canonisation.
His canonisation has been made possible after he was said to have played a part in performing a second miracle involving saving the life of a pregnant woman in Chicago, America, in 2013.
The final step before canonisation is for the individual to have performed "verified miracles".
Applause erupted around St Peter's Square in Rome even before the Pope finished pronouncing the rite of canonisation at the start of the Mass at the Vatican.
PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday called Mother Teresa a messiah of the poor and a pillar of support for the weak as he said every Indian will take pride on her canonisation tomorrow.
(TAP) - Mother Teresa has been declared a saint in a canonisation Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican.
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.
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.