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A Canonical Coronation is a pious institutional act of the Pope, duly expressed through a Papal Bull in which a Papal Legate or a Papal Nuncio designates a crown, tiara or stellar halo towards a Marian, Josephian or Christological image under a specific devotional title that is being venerated in a particular diocese or locality.

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A Canonical Coronation (Latin: Coronatio Canonica) is a pious institutional act of the Pope, duly expressed through a Papal Bull in which a Papal Legate or a Papal Nuncio designates a crown, tiara or stellar halo towards a Marian, Josephian or Christological image under a specific devotional title that is being venerated in a particular diocese or locality.

Previously, the authorization was issued directly from the Holy Office through a dicastery called the Vatican Chapter, later designated to the Sacred Congregation of Rites. Since 1989, the act has been carried out through the authorised decree by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.