Pope Defends ‘Missionary’ Who Brutally Converted Indigenous People To Christianity
Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans say brutally converted indigenous people to Christianity.
Francis praised Junípero Serra during a homily at a Rome seminary training future priests from North America. The pope will proclaim the Spaniard a saint during a Washington, D.C., ceremony Sept. 23. Continue reading Pope to make a Priest who Genocided Indians into a SAINT..Sept in Washington