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Native Americans Debate: Father Serra, Saint or Sinner?

Pope Francis will canonize an 18th century missionary to Spanish California during a papal visit to the United States this month.  But, some Native Americans have criticized the elevation to sainthood of the missionary priest, Junipero Serra.  On September 23, in Washington D.C., Pope Francis will complete the process of recognizing Serra as a saint.  The founder of the Spanish colonial system of California missions, Serra is a towering figure for Andrew Galvan, curator...

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