I am skeptical about many such reports about the Church. This report too is full of innuendo, without evidence for what the writer is saying, and the article may simply reflect the writer's agenda. For one thing, the writer does not give any evidence that the Pope's address had anything to do with any efforts to canonize this man.
A local Church can make the first moves to canonize someone. It can appoint someone to promote the person's cause, and gather information that will be used in the Church to examine the person's life. All this is perfectly legitimate. But then the cause will be moved onto the Vatican, where the person's life is examined with a fine-tooth comb. But there cannot be a quirky canonization. For one thing, there have to be two miracles through the person's intercession before someone can be canonized, which by itself means that no one will be canonized without the will of God.