Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Saint of Genocide"

The Carmel Mission was vandalized days after Junipero Serra's canonization by Pope Francis.  The vandals splashed paint throughout the cemetery and basilica and scrawled "Saint of Genocide" on a headstone.
The Spanish missionary arrived in what would become California in 1769 and established nine missions between San Diego and San Francisco. He viewed the indigenous tribes as heathens who desperately needed the Gospel, and baptized thousands of Native Americans.

From: LA Times
Picture from KSBW

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