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see canonizationcanonization
, in the Roman Catholic Church, process by which a person is classified as a saint. It is now performed at Rome alone, although in the Middle Ages and earlier bishops elsewhere used to canonize.
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Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend a special Mass in the park on September 19, in which Pope Benedict XVI will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman.
We are happy to welcome you as the pope's envoy to head in his name the ceremony to beatify monk Estephan Nehmeh.
At this time it would be singularly helpful to permit all relevant materials to be made available, given current efforts supported by the Pope to beatify Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli.
Wednesday's event comes as Jews have praised the Vatican's acknowledgment of its silence during the Holocaust but criticize Pope John Paul II's recent attempts to beatify Pope Pius XII, who led the church during World War II.
Cappelli Enterprises, in conjunction with the development of New Roc City, is undertaking a multi-million dollar capital improvement project that will help beatify and redefine the special character of New Rochelle.
Pope Benedict XVI will beatify Cardinal Newman in Birmingham on September 19.
The church should not formally beatify or canonize any pope until at least 100 years after his death.
The Pope will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman at Coventry Airport with 300,000 people expected to attend the event.
The Agence France-Presse reported that Cohen spoke on the importance of the Torah, though he also used the historic opportunity to express his displeasure with the Vatican campaign to beatify Pope Pius XII.
Millions of Catholics are being asked to email their reasons to beatify the late pontiff.