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Who is Pope Francis' controversial pick for canonization?


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Pope Francis is slated to canonize a controversial 18th-century Franciscan Missionary during his visit to Washington next week.

But for many Native Americans, Junipero Serra is more sinner than saint.

Catholic leaders say Pope Francis is familiar with the controversy and is planning to declare Junipero Serra a saint anyway during a mass at the National Basilica. A number of Native Americans are promising to be at the mass protesting.


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