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From S.F. Gate:
By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 1:25 pm, September 12, 2017
A bronze statue of the Roman Catholic priest Junipero Serra at the Old Santa Barbara Mission was decapitated and doused with red paint on Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Pope Francis of Argentina canonized Father Serra, 18th Century founder of the California Missions, in 2015. But as I pointed out, the Pope is falling behind the times.
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From ABC News:
Why Pope Francis’ Canonization of Junipero Serra Is So Controversial
Sure, Father Serra is Hispanic (like the Italian-Argentinean Pope, who thought he was making a statement against immigration enforcement in the U.S.).
But Serra was white.
These days, things aren’t really all that complicated.