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How do you become a saint?

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Has the definition of 'saint' changed in recent times? The Pope beatified Cardinal Newman last week, on behalf of his flock and according to a written process. Millions have expressed similar or possibly greater ongoing emotional response regarding the careers of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Lady Diana Spencer and John Lennon; and the homes of these great people and the places they made famous are looking remarkably like shrines and places of pilgimage - and the laying of offerings, lighting of candles fits the pattern seen with holy people. Do we need a new word, or are are they saints by popular acclaim rather than 'official' declaration?