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St Malachy was the Archbishop of Armagh, to whom were attributed several miracles and a vision of the identity of the last 112 Popes. He was canonized by Pope Clement III as a Roman Catholic "saint", on July 6, 1199, the first Irish saint to be canonized.
Biblically speaking, the papacy has no authority to "make" or canonize anyone to be a saint. There is no papal stamp of authority from Almighty God.
The Biblical term for "saint" is anyone, alive or dead, that accepts Lord Jesus as Messiah and obeys the Gospel, regardless what Webster's or any other dictionary might define the term. It's a term such as "Christian", and we don't pray to or through dead people. We have one Mediator, Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5)