Pope Francis has quickly become the 'people's' pope. His' liberal views and unapologetic acceptance of people, especially the poor and disenfranchised, has led him to win the hearts of many Americans. However, his decision to bring 18th century missionary and colonialist Junipero (oo-nip-er-oh) Serra into sainthood, also referred to as canonization, has bristled those who haven't forgotten the atrocities that Serra committed in the name of the Catholic church.
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Read more about Junipero Serra:
Vox: Junipero Serra was a brutal colonialist. So why did Pope Francis just make him a saint?
The Atlantic: Is the Pope Trying to Redeem Colonialism?