canonization canonization  /ˌkæ nə nə ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints


  1. With the criteria for canonization not as strict, the number of saints soared by the sixth and seventh centuries.
  2. The cause for canonization was opened in 1961, and the investigation has now been completed.
  3. The next step will be canonization, or sainthood.


  1. Test your knowledge…

    Pope John Paul II may break the record for fastest canonization as he moves one step closer to sainthood.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  2. John Paul II Moves a Step Closer to Sainthood

    John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood; canonization possible in autumn        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Venezuelan President Seeks Canonization for Doctor

    Venezuelan president meets pope amid political tensions, seeks canonization for doctor        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC News

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  1. "His canonization confirms the devotion of the countless people who came to him for help during his life, the million who attended his funeral and the two million who visit St. Joseph's Oratory every year," Harper said. "Brother Andre's life...
    on Feb 19, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source:

  2. "I believe that Puchi actually caused Hector's downfall," Colón said. "I never understood why he put up with such a negative, homely, vulgar person. The biggest crime is the canonization of Puchi so that Jennifer can play her."
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Willie Colon Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Today I have the joy of presiding for the first time over a canonization rite," Benedict said in an opening prayer.
    on Oct 23, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: USA Today

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