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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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Thousands of Catholics from the UK and around the world will attend a special Mass to beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman as Pope Benedict completes his British tour.
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.
He has designated cardinals to celebrate Masses to beatify people.
THE process to beatify Pope John Paul II, the first step towards possible sainthood, has begun with an edict inviting testimony from witnesses about his virtues.
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Jewish organizations criticized John Paul's decision to beatify Pius IX.
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.