His beatification took place in 1733.
Beatification consists in permitting a cultus, the manifestations of which are restricted, and is merely a step towards canonization.
The process of canonization, which follows that of beatification, is usually less lengthy.
Popular acclamation made him an object of devotion; the municipality erected a noble shrine for his body, and his fame as saint and traveller had spread far and wide before the middle of the century, but it was not till four centuries later (1755) that the papal authority formally sanctioned his beatification.
The curious discussion before the papal court respecting the beatification of Odoric forms a kind of blue-book issued ex typographic rev. camerae apostolicae (Rome, 1755).