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ka nuh nuh zay shuhn

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

  • With the criteria for canonization not as strict, the number of saints soared by the sixth and seventh centuries.
  • The cause for canonization was opened in 1961, and the investigation has now been completed.
  • The next step will be canonization, or sainthood.
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  • Stephen Harper in
    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...
  • Willie Colon in Los Angeles Times
    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."
  • Pope Benedict XVI in USA Today
    Today I have the joy of presiding for the first time over a canonization rite,Benedict said in an opening prayer.

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