“clearing the way for the advancement of his sainthood cause.”
The Bible refers to ALL believers in Christ as saints, multiple times.
If he wasn’t one at death, it is sadly, too late now.
If he was a saint at death, he doesn’t need a committee.
If he were not a saint at death, then he is not one now, assuredly.
If he was a saint at death, that is surely known to the Almighty but is not necessarily known to us.
The process of canonization establishes whether or not this person, who so many look to as an example, truly is what he is said to be - so that we can know the answer to the question.
"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven." Matthew 16:18-19
1) The candidate must be deceased for a minimum of five years
So do you meet the first criterion for becoming a saint?