“At the end of this celebration, I wish to greet all of you who have come to pay homage to the new saints”
No such thing as a physically dead, new saint. All Christians are saints from the moment they entrust themselves to Christ’s completed work.
Nice these departed saints are finally recognized as saints though - assuming they were saints on earth.
"Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation. For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:20-21
"And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation; as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction." 2 Peter 3:15-16
All Christians are saints from the moment they entrust themselves to Christs completed work.
Assumes facts not in evidence. All Christians are called to be saints but many do not heed that call, which Scripture clearly teaches. Many who talk the talk don't walk the walk.
"Not every one that saith to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity." Matthew 7:21-23
"Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore he that thinketh himself to stand, let him take heed lest he fall." 1 Corinthians 10:11-12
So are you saying that someone who accepts the Lord, can, then on the next day commit adultery, omit the truth while speaking, take the name of the Lord in vain, be angry enough to kill someone?
They are not saints.
Do you fully understand the process that the Catholic Church uses in pronouncing a canonization? It is a long a tedious process.
If you shed you blood for Christ you are a saint.