Pope’s apology doesn’t change opinions on Serra canonization

Pope Francis’ apology for the Roman Catholic Church’s crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra. Serra is extolled by the Vatican as a great evangelizer, but denounced by some tribal officials as a destroyer of Native culture. Francis made… Continue reading Pope’s apology doesn’t change opinions on Serra canonization